How to use SOA in the cloud
This tip works through some of the confusion about SOA and the cloud to get at how they can work together. Read Now
With the emergence of cloud computing and cloud applications, some people believed the new technology would make service-oriented architecture (SOA) obsolete. While some still hold that belief, others have found SOA to be very advantageous to the cloud. The first section of this guide covers the relationship between SOA and the cloud, and the second goes into other architectural concepts, such as representational state transfer (REST). Also included are a quiz and key terms. Read on to find out more about the relationship between SOA and the cloud.
1Improve application design
Cloud applications, like any programs, must have sharp design and strong security, and architects play a huge part in those areas. The articles in this section delve into the role REST plays in cloud applications and how to improve application design through cloud business intelligence (BI), workflow and componentization.
Achieve security in REST APIs for cloud apps
Architects should understand their options for securing REST API endpoints, including authorization and API keys. Read Now
Use REST-friendly architecture for controlling state
To control state in the cloud, architects should consider implementing a REST-friendly, rather than a REST architecture model. Read Now