IBM® WebSphere® Portlet Factory Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) defines service provider models that access backend data and services.
The SOA also defines service consumer or presentation models that provide the frontend web user interface. WebSphere Portlet Factory automates the generation of both these layers and the necessary artifacts to enable loose coupling between them.
This clean separation of layers, combined with a set of SOA-specific WebSphere Portlet Factory features, allows you to de-couple implementation and testing of the UI from the backend access and to streamline SOA development and publishing.
The goals of WebSphere Portlet Factory supporting features for Service-Oriented Architectures are to:
- Enable independence and flexibility between the presentation and the services layers, both at implementation and when publishing.
- Speed SOA application development with increased levels of automation, including generating appropriate service testing pages.
- Make the most common service creation scenarios (SQL, packaged applications, WSDL/SOAP) easy, including eliminating the need for backend access during implementation of the user interface (UI) (presentation layer).
- Support a formal interface to speed the creation of alternate service implementations, for substituting backend interfaces or providing backup services.
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