Dr. Mamdouh Ibrahim

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Explore different Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) antipatterns, which are descriptions of commonly occurring situations or solutions that generate decidedly negative consequences. With more businesses taking major steps to move from Web services to SOA, barriers to the introduction, adoption, and successful implementations of SOA are becoming more evident. Some of these barriers are similar to those that caused past essential initiatives to fail; others are specific to SOA. Documenting such barriers and worst practices will help consultants, architects and specialists not to repeat the same mistakes and learn how to avoid them instead. The antipatterns compiled and described here were identified by the authors through personal experiences as IBM architects, examination of past and current SOA engagements, and by soliciting input from practitioners who were invo... (more)