So, I am stranded in the PHL airport, trying to get home. Since the snowstorm hit Chicago ( where I live ) it’s been a little difficult in getting a flight. So I am wandering around the airport, Tom Hanks style, when I seen this sign:
For those of you not near a tv, newspaper, or online news site, a plane from SouthWest skidded off the runway at Chicago’s midway airport, injuring almost 10 people and, sadly, killing a 6 year old boy.
I took the above image with my Treo 650, and if you can’t read it, this is what it says:
“Breeze into Chicago” and underneath it says “Non-stop to Chicago ( Midway )”
Of course, it’s an ad for SouthWest.
My colleague, Carl Ververs, was recently a guest author over at CRN. He reviewed a SOA registry product, Systinet Registry.
His review touches on a key point of a well designed SOA: the presence of one ( or many ) registries for your service contracts & descriptions. IMHO, the three most important components of a SOA are a registry, async messages for communication and a bus for them to be exchanged over.
Without a registry, people will not know what services are available, how to interact with them or when contracts change.
Without a async messages, for you’re not go to see the flexibility promised by SOA.
Without a bus, you’re back to point-to-point, or hub and spoke integration.
Companies are starting to come around to the idea of async messages for communication, but almost no company knows about registries, and even fewer think they need them.
Wake up people. You don’t have a SOA just because you use messages to communicate with your EJB’s.
So, a new service was launched today, MP3Tunes
It allows you to sync your music, and stream it from any web browser. That’s right, ANY web browser on Windows, OS X, or Linux…..including fire fox….
Basic “locker” is free, and the pay service is $39.95 for a year of value-adds to your “locker”
And the iTunes integration is the closer….
Signing up now……