Monday, November 26, 2007

Series of Webinar on SCA by OASIS in December

Beginning December 10th, OASIS Open CSA will present five FREE webinars on the Service Component Architecture (SCA) and its role in SOA.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Upcoming SCA skills shortage

In a Computing article on the 15th November Nick Masterson-Jones from Vocalink is predicting an SCA skills shortage as SCA gains traction over next few learn Apache Tuscany now and stay ahead of the curve!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Article : Building SOA with Tuscany SCA - A simple service-oriented infrastructure

Building SOA with Tuscany SCA
— Many articles have already been written about service-oriented architecture (SOA) and Service Component Architecture (SCA), for example, see references [1] and [2]. In this article we'll focus on a freely available, open source implementation of the Service Component Architecture that provides a simple way to implement SOA solutions. This SCA implementation is being developed in the Apache Tuscany Incubator project. The project started in 2006 and is being used by many who are looking for a simple SOA infrastructure. The recent Tuscany SCA version 1.0, which was released in September 2007, supports the Service Component Architecture specifications 1.0.

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

$81,609,558 for Tuscany is reporting a current project cost for Tuscany running at $81,609,558! As Ohloh says, thats based on " much it would cost to create the project from scratch." Its interesting to compare this to the Ohloh reported cost for other SOA related open source projects:
  • Celtix $1,436,254
  • CXF $2,930,214
  • Mule 2,928,588
  • OpenESB $5,494,803
  • Geronimo $3,739,071
  • ServiceMix $2,244,711
  • Synapse $1,117,180
So Tuscany is approaching two orders of magnitude more than those!

There are various explanations and spins that could be put on these numbers but there's no denying it shows the incredible amount of effort thats gone in to the Tuscany code base.

As Tuscany developers we hope that all this effort and code thats gone into Tuscany means people using it have to spend less effort and write less code themselves than if they were using some of the other SOA solutions.