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Posted on 27 October, 2014 by Souvik Mukherjee

Optimising OSB Performance with Remote Coherence Cache

At times where there is high concurrency or large volumes of data associated with services, service architects use an in-built feature of OSB (11.1.1.3.0 +) – Result Caching – to reduce the load on systems and allow applications to scale horizontally. In this blog I’m going to outline some common issues you can run into with Result Caching and how you can apply remote Coherence cache to overcome these issues and optimise performance.

Posted on 21 October, 2014 by Riaan Ingram

SoapUI vs SOA Suite 11g Testing Framework for testing SOA composites

In this blog I’ll be discussing the advantages and disadvantages of using SoapUI and SOA Suite’s own 11g testing framework to unit test and create regression test scripts. The aim of this blog post is not to detail their full functionalities, but to compare differences in order to ascertain which is the better framework to utilize for unit testing and creating regression test scripts for SOA Suite composites.

Posted on 2 October, 2014 by Kate Tsang

Bringing the IP Core Values to Life

When you grow from 20 people to 50 in two years things can get a little crazy… You’re inducting a new employee every other week, keeping on top of a huge project load while still trying to keep the essence of a start-up.

This blog discusses how we’ve brought our Core Values to life to encourage team unity and create a great company culture.

Posted on 19 September, 2014 by Jeremy Ford

Integrating with a Central Authentication Service

We recently worked on a project where right from the start we knew that we’d be hosting a multitude of public facing applications, providing both web interfaces and RESTful services. The nature of the information passing through these services dictated the need for a consistent approach to authentication that would be applicable to both application users and server-to-server communication.

In this blog I will talk about our integration of a Central Authentication Service (CAS) and some key experiences from the project.

Posted on 11 September, 2014 by Souvik Mukherjee

Fault Policy SOA Suite 11g - Configuration and Deployments

Managing the happy path in a service flow is the first priority in terms of service delivery methodology. But the real pain comes in when the faulty situation needs to be dealt with. Fault Management Framework 11g allows us to centrally manage the faults for a composite application. Service Deliveries that include multiple services can have a centralized fault management framework. This allows the service delivery to be more configuration driven, less painful in terms of managing the fault handling and declarative in nature - ‘if this happens, do this!’