Principles of Service Design

Its been a while since I've blogged. Let's fix that. Tonight I had the first two papers of a multi-paper series on service design posted to MSDN:

Principles of Service Design: Service Patterns and Anti-Patterns

Summary: This paper, the first of a multi-paper series, provides some fundamental principles for designing and implementing Web services. The paper starts with a brief review of SOA concepts and leads up to a detailed discussion of several patterns and anti-patterns that developers can leverage when building Web services today. Guidance in this paper is applicable to any programming language or platform for which Web services can be developed and deployed. This paper includes three working examples that you can download and review.

Principles of Service Design: Service Versioning

Summary: This paper is the second in a multi-paper series focusing on service design principles. This paper surveys some fundamental guidelines for versioning schemas and Web services. Six specific principles for versioning Web services are identified.


I've posted portions of these papers here on my blog in the past. I'm working on a couple more now so expect to see some longer blog entries fairly soon. As always I welcome your feedback.