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Pragmatic web service design: An agile approach with the service responsibility and interaction design method

Millard, David E., Howard, Yvonne, Abbas, Noura, Davis, Hugh C., Gilbert, Lester, Wills, Gary B. and Walters, Robert J. (2009) Pragmatic web service design: An agile approach with the service responsibility and interaction design method Computer Science - Research and Development

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Service-Oriented Architectures (SOAs) are increasingly deployed to achieve distributed systems that are modular, flexible and extensible. However, designing for SOA can be challenging; there are issues involving the granularity of the cooperating services, problems with proprietary data models being exchanged, and there are no currently accepted conventions for describing a service or its interactions at an abstract level. This paper gives an overview of the Service Responsibility and Interaction Design Method (SRI-DM), an agile approach for engineering a Web Service design based on capturing a scenario as a use-case, factoring this into a set of Service Responsibility and Collaboration Cards, and constructing a Sequence diagram illustrating their interactions in fulfilling the scenario. Through two case studies the paper shows how using SRI-DM can expose many of the problems of over-engineering SOA and help to create simpler, more pragmatic web service designs.

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Published date: 6 May 2009
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Electronic & Software Systems


Local EPrints ID: 267781
ISSN: 1865-2034
PURE UUID: cc195bc9-d078-45a3-8bb8-1314ec1d5091
ORCID for David E. Millard: ORCID iD
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Date deposited: 14 Aug 2009 22:37
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 06:59

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Author: David E. Millard ORCID iD
Author: Yvonne Howard
Author: Noura Abbas
Author: Hugh C. Davis ORCID iD
Author: Lester Gilbert
Author: Gary B. Wills ORCID iD
Author: Robert J. Walters

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