Patterns: Service-Oriented Architecture and Web Services

An IBM Redbooks publication


The Patterns for e-business are a group of proven, reusable assets that can be used to increase the speed of developing and deploying Web applications. This IBM Redbooks publication focuses on how the Self-Service and Extended Enterprise business patterns, and the Application Integration pattern, can be used to start implementing solutions using the service-oriented architecture approach.

We guide you through the process of selecting and applying Business, Application and Runtime patterns. Next, the platform-specific Product mappings are identified based upon the selected Runtime pattern.

We present guidelines for applying the Patterns and service-oriented architecture approach to a sample business scenario and for selecting Web services technologies.

We provide detailed design, development, and runtime guidelines for several scenarios, including synchronous and asynchronous service buses, UDDI service directory, and the Web Services Gateway.

This publication concludes with an examination of how a service-oriented architecture can provide a step in the direction of IBM’s e-business on-demand vision.

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Patterns for e-business
Chapter 2. Service-oriented architecture
Chapter 3. Service-oriented architecture and Patterns for e-business
Chapter 4. Service-oriented architecture approach
Chapter 5. Technology options
Chapter 6. HTTP service bus
Chapter 7. JMS service bus
Chapter 8. Service directory
Chapter 9. Web service gateway
Chapter 10. e-business on demand and Service-oriented architecture
Appendix A. Scenarios lab environment
Appendix B. Additional material


Publish Date
29 April 2004

Last Update
06 July 2004

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