Designing Modern Application Architectures

by Mike Rosen

Description

Wikis, chat, webinars, conferencing, content sharing, and social networking have transformed our lives. Interacting with other people has never been easier or more potentially productive. Customers and employees are demanding the integration of ‘consumer’ technologies into new and existing applications. But, at the same time we have to deal with SOA, Cloud, Integration, Geography, Performance, Security, Reliability, and all the other aspects of real Enterprise applications. This session addresses the challenges, opportunities, architecture, design, and implementation of modern Enterprise applications.
Modern Enterprise solutions require new layers and capabilities in application architectures, new services, and new implementation technologies and techniques. This workshop will start with the typical n-tiered application architecture and then show where and how to add new technologies while still addressing traditional Enterprise concerns of availability, reliability, security, and scalability. It’s no surprise that SOA is a key component of these solutions, but we must go well beyond the typical view of SOA services to include Enterprise 2.0 and Cloud capabilities. The tutorial lays out an overall Enterprise application architecture and illustrates the major options for implementation including Java, .Net, and Open Source.
The workshop is structured as a mix of presentation, interactive discussion and group based exercises, so participants get the chance to apply the concepts learned to example scenarios during the facilitated exercises.

What you will learn

  • Understand end-to-end Enterprise application architecture
  • Explain the role of services in Enterprise applications
  • Understand the challenges and opportunities presented by the Cloud
  • Explore new types of application logic
  • Learn how to apply these technologies to extend and enhance Business processes

Main Topics

  • N-tier architecture principles
  • The application tier
  • SOA in an n-tier architecture
  • Process composition
  • Exposed and transparent application services
  • Security
  • Overview of Enterprise 2.0 technologies
  • Thinking differently about the platform
  • Using the Cloud as a platform
  • Using services from the Cloud
  • Enterprise 2.0 application framework
  • Collaborative Business processes
  • Management and Governance
  • Common implementation platforms