Archive for June, 2010

muSOAing for 6/9/10

June 9, 2010

To wrap up our discussion on Simulation here are some final thoughts. Apart from the basic framework used for simulation which we discussed in the previous few posts there are a lot of other factors. One such factor is the generation of the simulation data which will be used by the Simulator. Generating this data is not very easy especially if the XML is large and complex.

It is practically impossible to handcraft these even if you use tools like XML Spy. The only option here is to write automation tools that will generate this XML for you. The metadata that such a tool could use can be XPath which is a common and easy way for generating the target XML.

The most important consideration of course is cost. It may be very tempting to go purchase a off the shelf simulator from the market but remember that there are several drawbacks to this as discussed in previous posts the chief ones being,
– Operates in black box mode
– Expensive
– Limited options for configuration

All said and done, it will be well worth your while to design and build your own simulation framework. As you can see there are several advantages to this both in monetary and operational terms.

In our next post we will discuss how services are transforming the Cloud Computing landscape. Web Service have now become the bread and butter for integration with both horizontal and vertical scalability.