Thomas Erl Sends a Pointer to the Public SOA Design Patterns Review

<ed.note>Thomas writes:

Just wanted to let you know that a galley of the new soa design patterns book is being sent out to you. The design patterns are also published at as part of an public, industry-wide review. Please refer any of your colleagues to this site that may also be interested in participating.



Ed. – There is much more content at the site but I provide a snippet below:</ed.note>

From the site:

NOTE: The following content is part of an industry-wide SOA design
patterns review that is being carried out until January 31, 2008. This content is still subject to change and is scheduled to be finalized by March, 2008.

The Public SOA Design Patterns Review

This site is currently dedicated to a public review of 60 design
patterns from the upcoming book "SOA Design Patterns" by Thomas Erl.

The author is collecting feedback, opions, contributions, and
validation from professionals and practioners from around the world in
order to finalize the manuscript for a scheduled publication in March,
will subsequently remain a community resource site,
containing revised, concise descriptions of all SOA design patterns and
allowing for new design patterns to be published and reviewed on an
on-going basis.

SOA|UDEF Workshop, June 15 from 9.00am – 1.00pm EST


Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) is critical in a multi-enterprise healthcare ecosystem. Open Group has a major workgroup going on in SOA and Symantic Interoperability to address this issue. Most of our vendor/partners such as SAP, IBM, HP, Microsoft, Intel, Cisco etc have not only become members of the Open Group but are pursuing SOA roadmaps. We are also asking all our vendors/partners to look into the UDEF Vendor Challenge for integrating the Stevens Academic Prototype on Diabetes – Remote Health/Blood Monitoring, Personalized Medicine and Electronic Medical Records with the National Health Information Network. For more details of the UDEF Vendor Challenge Click Here

The JJAPF Education Track is organizing a 1/2 day SOA workshop on Universal Data Element Framework on June 15 from 9.00am – 1.00pm EST. Webconferencing/location details are enclosed. Ron Shuldt, Chair Open Group/UDEF Project will be providing the instruction and several of our vendors/partners from the Open Group will also be attending this session.

UDEF is very similiar to the J&J meta-data stds (both have the origins in the same ISO stds). United Nations is using this and Homeland Security/Dept of Defence are looking at it. This is language/industry agnostic and can provide a consistent naming/numbering/indexing mechanism from Proforma artifacts to records/document management and can scale to the molecular level for chemicals/blood (eg could be aliased for the JNJ numbering scheme being used by ABCD in PRD)

The SOA/UDEF Training material will be presented live to allow for the students to interact with the UDEF trees that are viewable at . This can be currently downloaded as an Excel Spreadsheet at

The first 90 minutes of the training will cover the key principles for selecting the correct property and the correct object. Specific examples on HR & Procurement will also be covered. The interactive session (about 90 minutes) that follows will provides the students with exercises that test some of the principles that they heard in the first 90 minutes. The UDEF mapping done during the Stevens Diabetes Prototype will be also demonstrated as an opportunity for future integration with the National Health Information Network.

We look forward to participation from our global community and especially the TOGAF/ITIL Trained/Certified members and the SOA Interest Workgroup. Please forward to others in your organization as well as your Open Group vendor/partners as appropriate.

Thank you,
JJAPF Education Track

Outsourcing the C-Suite [ Tweaked and reposted — was: Ralph Szygenda believes that the high-tech industry can learn from the auto industry ]

<ed.note>The services and support industry no longer requires an overpaid, iddatarate management strata — since it can easily be replaced by a webbed database, wiki or now, finally, outsourced. Shareholders, especially with the rise of "activists" coupled with the blogosphere, will get wise “that globalization hasn’t gone far enough.” This is because there is no sphere in business to which Szygenda’s "standards" do not apply and those standards lead to automation and outsourcing and real-time accountability ( interoperancy ) on a cost per unit basis. Adoption of service oriented architecture, the rise of financial services straight thru processing, and the push for transparent open book management is set to ignite a very interesting class war. Though the new money provided by increased productivity ( read: IT employees, whose data aggregation and process re-engineering produced the value ) produced has gone straight to "C" bonuses, rather than employees or stockholders, "C’s" still feel a need to pull stuff like this and this.</ed.note>

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