Compatibility rules for the homogeneous evolution of enterprise services

Authors Thomas Kriechbaum
Rainer Weinreich
Thomas Ziebermayr
Title Compatibility rules for the homogeneous evolution of enterprise services
Booktitle Leipziger Beiträge zur Wirtschaftsinformatik: Proceedings of the 1st International Symposium in Services Science (ISSS 2009)
Type in proceedings
Publisher Logos Verlag Berlin
ISBN 978-3-8325-2169-1
Month March
Year 2009
Pages 189-200
SCCH ID# 838
Abstract

The services of a SOA may be developed, deployed, and operated by different parties. As a result, services may evolve independently and approaches and guidelines for service evolution and versioning are needed. We have developed a versioning approach for enterprise services in the banking domain, which is based on the notion of service compatibility. In this paper we provide rules for determining and ensuring compatibility of enterprise services that are accessed using different middleware technologies. The presented rules enable a homogeneous and technology-independent treatment of evolving services.