Apache Tuscany, a new Top-Level Project of the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), announced the release of version 1.3.2 of its Service Component Architecture (SCA) for Java.
Apache Tuscany provides a robust, highly extensible infrastructure for building, deploying, running and managing Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions, streamlining the development process of service-based application networks and addressing real business problems posed in SOA. Service Oriented Architecture solutions utilize new and existing services to create brand new applications that may consist of different technologies.
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Service Component Architecture (SCA) Support Across Protocols and Technologies
Service Component Architecture defines a simple, service-based model for the construction, assembly and deployment of a network of services (both existing and new ones) that are defined in a language-neutral way. SCA can be used with a wide variety of existing middleware technologies, enabling existing assets to be leveraged.
"IBM Software Group is using the Apache Tuscany project to deliver a Java implementation of SCA 1.0 to its WebSphere Application Server customers," said Erik P. Kristiansen, Websphere Product Manager of IBM Software Group. "Delivered as an optional product extension, the WebSphere Application Server version 7 Feature Pack for SCA is currently available in Beta (at http://www.ibm.com/websphere/was/sca)."
The Apache Tuscany SCA programming model provides a level of abstraction that separates the concerns of developing business solutions from infrastructure and technology details. This lowers development costs, making it easier to evolve SOA solutions in response to new business requirements.
Apache Tuscany supports many different binding protocols and programming technologies and works with a variety of container models. Its modular architecture makes it easy to integrate with other technologies and runs on Apache's Tomcat, and Geronimo projects, as well as other application servers.
In addition, Apache Tuscany implements the SCA Version 1.0 specifications as defined by the Open Service Oriented Architecture Collaboration. Apache Tuscany also supports the specifications being standardized by OASIS Open CSA and provides additional support for OSGI, scripting languages, and Web 2.0 related technologies such as RSS and DWR.
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