I’ve been involved with SData, and more deeply, the Sage common data definitions (schemas) for some time now. The common data definitions are an attempt to standardise the data structures used in SOA’s that involve Sage applications and SData. Extolling the benefits of common data in SOA’s has been a challenge at times, so I was pleased read an article in the Thoughtworks Technology Radar recently that extolled “In implementing SOA, many business have simply used web services [e.g. SData] to expose the underlying programming model of legacy systems. To avoid this, implementers of SOA should first understand the business meaning of their services, then implement human-readable contracts, that are independent of legacy system implementation”. It is always good to have independent support for your long term vision in times of change…..
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