SOA Generic Views - In the Eye of the Beholder
- Spies, Thorsten
- Name of Event:
- WebX 2008 Workshop, 2008 IEEE International Conference on Services Computing (SCC 2008), IEEE Congress on Services 2008
- Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
- SOA, Generic Views, Software architecture, views, complexity, SOA governance, Visualization
This paper presents an approach called Generic View Concept which facilitates the creation and visualization of role-based, task-oriented views on service-oriented architectures. Those views enhance the understanding from the technical and functional point of view, and thus reduce the inherent complexity arising during the creation, use and maintenance of service-oriented architectures. The unique aspect of the Generic View Concept is that it does not constrain stakeholders to a set of predefined views. In order to examine the usefulness of Generic Views in real world scenarios, a prototype has been implemented applying 3D visualization techniques.