SOA Without the S, Part I: Reusable Applications

In my very first post on this blog, I talked about service-oriented architecture (SOA), and how, while I thought it was extremely appropriate for a certain range of cases, the overhead involved in web service invocation made it very inappropriate for an equally wide, if not wider, range of cases.

Today, I want to talk a bit about an ADF 11g alternative to SOA that still gives you many of its benefits without the web service invocation overhead: reusable applications. (Next week, I’ll talk about another SOA-in-spirit mechanism that ADF 11g provides: Shared application module instances.) Continue reading SOA Without the S, Part I: Reusable Applications

My Next Book Is up on Amazon

…well, sort of. They don’t have the title correct, and Dr. Paul Dorsey probably won’t be joining us (me, Peter Koletzke, and Duncan Mills) in this project, but you can sign up to be notified about Oracle JDeveloper Fusion Development – A Handbook for 4GL Developers on Amazon now. It’s being written against the upcoming JDeveloper/ADF 11g release.

We now return to our regularly scheduled programming.