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SOA Governance: The key to successful SOA adoption in your organization by Todd Biske

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Beginning Your SOA Journey

Many organizations start their journey towards SOA through some sort of grass roots effort. Unfortunately, these efforts normally result in what’s known as JBOS (Just a Bunch of Services). Typically, a project that had previously used some form of distributed component technology, such as Enterprise Java Beans, has now chosen to use XML or SOAP and HTTP, instead. The issue with this approach is that the service boundary that establishes the consumer and provider relationship really doesn’t exist when one team is responsible for both the consumer and the provider.

Eventually, the organization will encounter a situation where the development of the service and development of the consumer takes place in a separate project. ...

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