Service-Oriented Design and Development Methodology

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Michael P. Papazoglou, Willem-Jan Van Den Heuvel
International Journal of Web Engineering and Technology 2(4), pages 412-442
July 2006

SOA is rapidly emerging as the premier integration and architectural approach in contemporary complex, heterogeneous computing environments. SOA is not simply about deploying software: it also requires that organizations evaluate their business models, come up with service-oriented analysis and design techniques, deployment and support plans, and carefully evaluate partner/customer/supplier relationships. Since SOA is based on open standards and is frequently realized using Web services, developing meaningful Web service and business process specifications is an important requirement for SOA applications that leverage Web services. Designers and developers cannot be expected to oversee a complex service-oriented development project without relying on a sound design and development methodology. This paper provides an overview of the methods and techniques used in service-oriented design and development. Aim of this paper is to examine a service development methodology from the point of view of both service producers and requesters and review the range of elements in this methodology that are available to them.

keywordsSOA, business processes, choreography, design methodologies, development methodologies, life cycle development, service development, service integration, service interoperability, service oriented architectures, service oriented computing, web services