In short: SOA is a big deal around here.
Broadly speaking, IBM is emphasizing some key talking points, such as that IBM and its partners are SOA leaders, and that SOA is delivering business value (operational results, flexibility, innovation), and that SOA continues to enjoy enhancements.
For developers, perhaps one of the most notable SOA developments is the new WebSphere Service Registry and Repository (WSRR) software, which helps to manage web services and shared business processes. I encourage you to check out the related article (and others in this intro-to-WSRR series) from developerWorks, as well as the broader collection of SOA materials highlighted in our developerWorks "top story" this week (which also highlights the related SOA Resource Center).
Also of note, from dW bloggers:
- Bobby Woolf (in his blog) points to an entry in his "WebSphere SOA and J2EE in Practice" Wiki about the WSRR
- Todd Watson discusses Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About SOA...But Were Afraid to Ask Your IT Staff
- Sanjay Bose highlights some SOA videos -- and offers lessons learned on how to get two SOA tools to work effectively together.
For more about the SOA news this week, see:
- CNet: IBM beefs up SOA business
- Dr. Dobbs: IBM Broadens SOA offerings
- internetnews.com: Bigger SOA Stakes For IBM
- IBM press release: New IBM Software and Services Accelerate Business Use of Service Oriented Architectures