No prerequisites are compulsory. It is recommended to have earned credits in SSME obligatory subjects.
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The objectives of the course are to give the students a set of skills necessary to understand and work in the context of Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), namely:
- review several issues in the business adoption of SOA in an IT context;
- give an understanding of the several definitions of SOA (as an architectural style, as an IT paradigm, ...);
- review approaches for Service Oriented Analysis and Design and how they differ from Object Oriented analysis and Design;
- review major standards in WSDL-*, together with SOAP and REST concepts;
- present concepts such as orchestration, choreography, atomic transactions, message exchange patterns;
- review major patterns in SOA in terms of security, reliability, maintainability of the implemented solutions;
- review major parts of the SOA architecture, such as Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and solutions provided by different vendors;
At the end of the course students will be able to:
- explain the meaning of the "Service Oriented" paradigm both from the business and technical point of view;
- understand the applicability of SOA design patterns and the meaning of the major SOA implementation technologies;
- compare SOA with other architectural paradigms;
- analyse requirements towards the creation of a service;
- design a service starting from the analysis phase;
- understand the problematics in service design and analysis;
- understand the problematics in service implementation;
- being able to classify and make reasoned decision about the adoption of different SOA platforms;
Introducing service oriented architecture (SOA): SOA definition and concepts, Web services definition;
Basics of SOA - Characteristics of SOA - Comparing SOA to client-server and distributed internet architectures - Anatomy of SOA - How components in an SOA interrelate. Principles of service orientation;
SOA business aspects: standards of Web services, implementation SOA using Web services, business aspects of SOA and Web services;
SOA Design Patterns: patterns for performance, scalability, and availability; Service Consumer patterns; Service integration patterns; SOA anti-patterns;
SOAP - Message exchange Patterns - Coordination - Atomic Transactions - Business activities - Orchestration - Choreography - Service layer abstraction - Application Service Layer - Business Service Layer - Orchestration Service Layer;
Representational State Transfer (REST);
Business-centric SOA - Deriving business services - service modelling - Service Oriented Design - Entity-centric business service design - Application service design - Task centric business service design;
SOA Technologies - SOA Tooling - SOA Vendors;
Thomas Erl: Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA): Concepts, Technology and Design, Prentice Hall PTR, August, 2005
ROTEM-GAL-OZ, Arnon, E. BRUNO and U. DAHAN. SOA patterns. : Manning, 2012. 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-933988-26-9. info
KRAFZIG, Dirk, Karl BANKE and Dirk SLAMA. Enterprise SOA: service-oriented architecture best practices. : Prentice Hall Professional, 2005. 408 pp. ISBN 978-0-13-146575-6. info
Written/oral final examination. Students will need to pass a presentation (case-study based) done in teams towards the end of the course.
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The course can also be completed outside the examination period.
The course is taught annually.