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Parasoft's Kolawa Foresees An "Explosion of Web Services" in 2007

"Because they are so easy to expose," says Dr Adam Kolawa

Parasoft co-founder and CEO, Dr Adam Kolawa, anticipates a significant demand for Web services orchestration in the upcoming year, especially in the United States. "Many organizations now have at least one Web service," Kolawa explains, in a contribution to this month's JDJ, "and a growing number already have two or more related Web services. Managing multiple related Web services is considerably more challenging than managing the same number of separate, unrelated Web services."

Kolawa continues: "To use these related Web services to achieve your business goals, you need to consider how high-level operations pass through the Web services, then determine how to implement this high-level flow- from start to finish. This can be accomplished in two ways:
- By programmatically coding the application logic required to tie the involved elements together.
- By using an orchestration tool to direct the flow through the involved elements, which remain separate.
I predict that the latter method will be the favorite because it is easier."

Kolawa adds that he also expects "an explosion of Web services" in 2007. "They are so easy to expose," he notes. "Once exposed, Web services basically create interfaces which can be reused. This will significantly reduce the amount of code that needs to written, which will in turn cut the demand for 'bare bones' development."

Kolawa's comments form part of this month's JDJ feature, "Where is i-Technology Headed in 2007?" which has been read by 26,000+ people since it was published. The feature has become an annual ritual, and every year - writes the informal poll's instigator Jeremy Geelan - the answers "are surprisingly different from the year before," even though his question to SYS-CON's its globe-girdling network of software developers, industry executives, commentators, investors, writers, and editors is always the same: where's the industry going next year?

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WS 2007 12/19/06 05:44:42 PM EST

There's a list of ten really useful web services here, from geocoding to remote storage: http://www.linuxworld.com/news/2006/121806-web-20-apis.html?page=1

BPELeer 12/19/06 04:25:07 PM EST

Services Oriented Architectures (SOAs) and business collaboration technologies and platforms, often enabled by Web Services and orchestration constructs like BPEL, can be a tremendous business benefit.