WSO2 looks to make SOA easier

Open source company will launch a stand-alone version of Carbon Core, separating Core technology and letting developers deploy only the Carbon SOA components they want

Open source SOA software vendor WSO2 this week plans to launch a stand-alone version of Carbon Core,  which has served as the heart of Carbon, the company' componentized SOA framework built on the OSGi  specification.

Featuring capabilities for the user interface as well as for management, clustering, security, and logging, Carbon Core leverages OSGi component integration. Carbon Core can be can be used with any of 100-plus components comprising the WSO2 Carbon SOA framework.

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Developers can build composite services, the company said. Previously, Core could only be implemented by deploying WSO2 products such as its enterprise service bus, application server, or registry. The stand-alone Core lets developers bypass these products and deploy only the Carbon SOA components they want, WSO2 said.

"Developers should be able to focus on innovating SOA services that can serve their organizations in new, creative, and profitable ways, not on integrating SOA vendors' software," said Sanjiva Weerawarana, CEO of WSO2, in a statement released by the company. Carbon Core lets IT professionals build customized SOA applications, he said.

WSO2 also is upgrading its enterprise service bus and application server. WSO2 ESB 2.1 offers complete REST support, sequence editor enhancements, service-level policy capabilities, and eventing. WSO2 Web Services Application Server 3.1 features enhanced security and runtime performance.

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