WS SIG: The Web Service Divide



  • RPC versus Message-centric Service Oriented Architecture



    Frank Cohen, Founder of PushToTest


    Presentation Overviews

    The Web Service Divide: RPC versus Message-centric Service Oriented Architecture

    Frank will talk about his experience helping General Motors to understand the scalability and throughput of Message-centric Service Oriented Architecture (SOA.) Frank will highlight a huge and impending industry-wide problem with Web Services. General Motors chose SOA to build its next generation information systems using Web Services and ebXML technology. Service consumers and service providers will exchange Unified Business Language (UBL) Business Object Documents (BODs) to do things like get a purchase order and acknowledge an order. Web Service technology currently offered by BEA, Sun, and IBM is optimized for small remote procedure calls (RPC) and does not scale to handle large SOAP messages needed by BOD-based ebXML applications. Frank will describe the problem and present a solution.


    About the Presenter

    Frank Cohen

    Frank Cohen is the "go to" guy when enterprises need to test and solve problems in complex interoperating information systems, especially Service Architectures and Web Services. Frank is CEO of PushToTest, a test automation solutions business and author of several books on testing information systems. For the past 20 years he lead some of the software industry's most successful products, including Norton Utilities for the Macintosh, Stacker, and SoftWindows. He began by writing operating systems for microcomputers, helping establish video games as an industry, helping establish the Norton Utilities franchise, leading Apple's efforts into middleware and Internet technologies, and most recently serving as principal architect for the Sun Community Server, (OTC: IINC), and He serves as an active member and past board member of the Software Developers Forum, the leading computer software industry association in the Silicon Valley of California.


    Event Logistics


    Microsoft Main Campus

    1065 La Avenida, Bldg. 1

    Mountain View, CA


    6:30-7:00pm registration/networking/refreshments/pizza

    7:00-9:00pm presentations and discussion



    $15 at the door for non-SDForum members

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