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This is the time of year when trend or predication articles start cropping up. Year after year I'm asked if I would be interested in writing about what's to come. You see I have an uncanny ability to pick lottery numbers. Unfortunately my lottery guesses, like most articles that look into the future, aren't right most of the time. So I usually say no, and leave my writing time to topics of here and now. I was approached about the forward-looking topic, "What's Next after SOA." That one I couldn't turn down. Oh, what an opportunity to write about SOA 2.0 or is it 3.0? Come on, I hear the Web is up to version 4.0. The title "What's Next after SOA" frustrated me. We seem to thrive on moving on before we finish our job. Maybe this is a high- tech/Silicon Valley thing. I think that in the heartland of technology use - like in government and most real companies like bank... (more)

SOA World - Where Are Your Business Rules Anyway?

The primary purpose of most business applications is to bring automation and efficiency to the business. Outside of a few examples, most of our business applications are required to evolve along with our business, and that, of course can be a challenge for most organizations The time it takes to change application software gates our business's ability to remain competitive or stay current with internal or external initiatives or regulations. This article is about the core asset in our applications that deals with our business: our business logic or business rules. We will discus... (more)