Web 2.0 and SOA
IBM'er Rick Robinson is in the process of publishing a four-part series on Web 2.0 meets SOA...it's titled, Enterprise Web 2.0. As someone who spent the first part of 2007 mumbling about those kids and their Web 2.0, not-very-fancy-pancy-user-interfaces, drinking-too-much-coffee, wearing-those-crazy-ironic-shirts, stupid-myspace-secondlife, and so forth, I think I may be coming around. And part of that reason is realizing, and actually seeing first-hand, how the concept of Web 2.0 has the potential to lead to greater efficiency, especially in a corporate environment. It's impressive what Rick has been able to give insight to, and I invite you to check it out. The series is outlined thusly:
- Part 1 examines the business and technical drivers behind Web 2.0, the challenges and opportunities Web 2.0 presents to enterprises, and the relationship between Web 2.0 and SOA.
- Part 2 covers the major solution types emerging through which enterprises can exploit Web 2.0.
- Part 3 presents a collection of industry and business scenarios in which those solutions can be deployed, and explains the value that can be realised by doing so.
- Part 4 is a more technical article focusing on the options for exposing the content and functions of core information and transaction systems such as IBM® CICS®, IBM Information Management System (IMS)™ and IBM DB2® in Web 2.0 solutions.