SOA Blueprints is a set of best practices for developing applications that use service-oriented architecture (SOA). SOA includes principles and practices for sharing, reusing and orchestrating business logic represented as services or components. SOA Blueprints contains an open specification, third-party expert validation, and implementations using multiple technologies. Todays release is the second public draft, available for review at SOABlueprints.com.
SOA Blueprints has received support from BEA, HP, Iona, Microsoft, Oracle, Rogue Wave Software, SAP, Sun Microsystems, The Middleware Company, VERITAS Software and several other companies, that may engage in three ways:
1. By providing a best practice implementation of the SOA Blueprints specification (BEA Systems, Iona, Microsoft, Oracle, Sun Microsystems, The Middleware Company, Pramati, Diamelle Technologies, Rogue Wave Software)
2. By leading the formulation of best practices not currently described by SOA Blueprints (Borland, HP, VERITAS Software, 7irene, E2E Consulting, MindReef, PushToTest)
3. By contributing to the expert group or through ecosystem development (Arjuna Technologies, GrandCentral Communications, SAP, Truelink, WestGlobal, Xede)
The momentum and support around SOA Blueprints has exceeded our expectations, said Salil Deshpande, CEO of The Middleware Company Since its launch in May there have been more than 30,000 downloads and 9 commitments to build comparable implementations using various technology such as J2EE, .NET and open source. This effort includes individuals, consulting companies and large software vendors working non-politically together to achieve a common goal. We continue to be excited by the interest and progress we are seeing.See the updated site.
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