It is usually important for computing students to have a good understanding of raging buzzwords, such as Web 2.0, phishing, SOA, etc. It gives you an idea of what the industry is talking about and perhaps helps you find a job and advance your career. A clear understanding also allows you to look past these buzzwords to know what technology options they actually provide.
Lately, Web 2.0 and SOA are two of these buzzwords. Web 2.0 is now so popular that even popular magazines routinely talk about it. It is likely that your neighbor Joe already knows a bit about it. SOA, the acronym for Service Oriented Architecture, is just getting there. It is a software architectural approach to enhance building software focusing on service.
SOA emphasizes connectivity, service isolation and open standards, and yes, you may have guessed it that SOA and Web 2.0 have a lot of commonality. In fact, some talk about Web 2.0 as a global SOA platform.
If you want to understand more about SOA, now is a good time. The Texas Scholars in Computer Science program at UHCL is sponsoring a seminar on “SOA Concepts and Reference Architecture Models” by Ms. Janell Straach, SOA Customer DeepView Architect of IBM. IBM is a leader in this area. I post the seminar information below. Hope to see you there.
The Texas Scholars in Computer Science
Present a distinguished guest Lecturer
SOA Customer DeepView Architect, IBM Corporation
She will be making a presentation on SOA Concepts and Reference Architecture Models
Wednesday, April 11th 1:30 to 3: 00 P.M.
Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is an architecture for enabling business flexibility. Aligning IT with business strategy through SOA is best done in the context of an enterprise architecture that shows how to support a plan (technologies, standards, methods, etc.) for building projects (services and applications). This talk introduces SOA concepts and shows how the current architectural approach relates to past architectural trends. We explore the SOA Reference Architecture models and how services are created that maintain an architecture based on a separation of concerns and modularity through the entire lifecycle. We show how connectivity and service isolation through an Enterprise Service Bus is accomplished and discusses current Open standards that are at the heart of SOA. Faculty and Students are welcome!