I had been lost in the blog community for years:-). I just found my blog space to share with you some old news.
Since late 2005, I have been concentrating on leading an IBM's worldwide team (10+ dedicated team members and numerous SMEs) to create a model-driven SOA solution deisgn tool. We have released the first version of the tool called SOMA-ME (SOMA Modeling Environment) in the summer of 2006 for IBM SOA practitioners and selected business partners and customers. After two year's hard work of improving the quality of the tool, we finally found a chance to share with the industry on what SOMA-ME is about. I basically positioned it as a platform for the model-driven design of SOA solutions. Here is the abstract of the paper published in IBM Systems Journal in August 2008.
"The service-oriented modeling and architecture modeling environment (SOMA-ME) is first a framework for the model-driven design of service-oriented architecture (SOA) solutions using the service-oriented modeling and architecture (SOMA) method. In SOMA-ME, Unified Modeling Language (UML™) profiles extend the UML 2.0 metamodel to domain-specific concepts. SOMA-ME is also a tool that extends the IBM Rational® Software Architect product to provide a development environment and automation features for designing SOA solutions in a systematic and model-driven fashion. Extensibility, traceability, variation-oriented design, and automatic generation of technical documentation and code artifacts are shown to be some of the properties of the SOMA-ME tool."
Here is an screen shot of the SOMA-ME tool:
As a customer, if you have your own application development method, SOMA-ME's extensible integration environment can be custimized to meet your needs. You can download a full version of this paper from IBM Systems Journal web site: http://www.research.ibm.com/journal/sj/473/zhang.pdf
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