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Oracle SOA Suite 10g and 11g resources, news, and support articles.

Big SOA is Dead, Little SOA is Thriving

I somewhat agree with Anne Thomas Manes SOA is Dead, but I think it is more appropriate to claim: "Big SOA is Dead; Little SOA is Thriving".

What do I mean by this?

Who am I?

Finally! Finally off my tuchus and starting a blog. As the saying goes, long time listener, first time caller. My blog will be centered around an industry that I have consulted in for many years, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). This term SOA means so many things to so many people, so I will cover all the expansive definitions and applications, but my main goal is to make SOA simple, digestable, and easy to implement! An IT paradigm that is easy?...holy cow!

New SOA Maturity Assessment Tool for 2009!

Every time I go to visit a customer to talk about SOA I inevitably get asked for my opinion on how they are faring with regard to other companies adopting SOA. Getting peer validation is common human nature and seems even more common in IT.

Does “scrum” work in offshoring?

A question posed a few months back on stackoverflow on scrum and offshoring got a number of mixed responses. Many state that scrum does not work with remote teams. There may be a number of factors to scrum not working, which has very little to do with scrum in the first place. Some teams are not suitable to scrum, or rather, the individuals on the team are not suitable.

The 10,000 Hour Rule

Last week Joe McKendrick referred to Malcolm Gladwell’s 10,000 Hour Rule.

An interesting point Gladwell makes is that all people successful in their respective fields all have one thing — just one thing — in common: they have spent at least 10,000 hours learning and internalizing and perfecting their crafts.

OBPM 10gR3 MP1 is generally available

Oracle Business Process Management 10gR3 Maintenance Pack 1 Announcement

Summary

We are proud to release Oracle Business Process Management (OBPM) 10gR3 Maintenance Pack 1 (MP1). This release resolves several issues identified as critical for a successful operation of BPM projects.

OBPM 10gR3 MP1 is generally available

Oracle Business Process Management 10gR3 Maintenance Pack 1 Announcement


Summary

We are proud to release Oracle Business Process Management (OBPM) 10gR3 Maintenance Pack 1 (MP1). This release resolves several issues identified as critical for a successful operation of BPM projects.

It is strongly recommended that all customers running OBPM GA upgrade to OBPM MP1. This new release will also address several problems identified in Proof of Concepts during the last months that were delivered as Patches for OBPM 10gR3 GA.

OBPM 10gR3 MP1 is generally available

Oracle Business Process Management 10gR3 Maintenance Pack 1 Announcement


Summary

We are proud to release Oracle Business Process Management (OBPM) 10gR3 Maintenance Pack 1 (MP1). This release resolves several issues identified as critical for a successful operation of BPM projects.

It is strongly recommended that all customers running OBPM GA upgrade to OBPM MP1. This new release will also address several problems identified in Proof of Concepts during the last months that were delivered as Patches for OBPM 10gR3 GA.

SOA Governance

As we all know SOA is about business and SOA is about technology. A business oriented SOA (organization of well defined and autonomous business service units) needs a technology oriented SOA (modular standards based composition of functional autonomous software components) to support optimal continuity of the service delivery in an ever changing context. Whew…!

New SOA Design Patterns book by Thomas Erl

A new book on SOA Design Patterns by Thomas Erl, which I helped contribute to, has just been published by Prentice Hall. This has been an industry wide effort which included contributors and reviewers from many leaders in technology. The main page for the book contains a good overview, TOC, and links to all of the patterns online

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