ASTRA is a set of software tools for mediated interpersonal awareness, addressing the need to stay in touch with family and friends or the need to be reassured regarding their well-being. The software provides a service oriented architecture, user tools, and applications that support communities to appropriate Pervasive Awareness applications.
mod_reserve is an Apache2 module for Linux that extends the Apache HTTP server, allowing it to reserve a certain CPU bandwidth for the provisioning of a service. This module exploits the functionality provided by AQuoSA, whose API is used to reserve CPU bandwidth for execution of tasks. In this way, the module can force the Web server to provide services, like CGI or Perl scripts, using exactly the configured CPU bandwidth. This behaviour is useful in order to provide Quality of Service to certain types of services, or to prevent the kinds of attacks in which a service can starve all the others.
Cressida CeQuest for WebSphere MQ utilizes the standard WMQ API Exit facility to collect message related information in a JDBC compliant database and allows users to filter and analyze the collected data. It provides message tracking, reporting, accounting, compliance, and auditing for both persistent and non-persistent messages. It can also concurrently capture message data to the screen, where messages may be filtered and analyzed by authorized users.
QoSDB is a QoS registry designed for supporting QoS management in realtime SOAs. It can be exploited for gathering QoS data related to different functional behaviors of the application (application operating modes) and for predicting future performance based on historical data. A modular architecture allows for defining various models for the prediction of resource requirements under a set of conditions which has not been observed yet. This allows for achieving nearly-correct resource allocation (self-configuration) for the application with a great reduction of needed observation/benchmarking points, especially in those contexts in which the space of possible configuration parameters is big (e.g., multimedia applications supporting arbitrary resolutions). By leveraging the QoSDB, SOAs can be built with auto-tuning capabilities, for better exploitation of internal resources while guaranteeing the QoS required by users.
Corn Gate is designed to simplify service definitions and implementations in Java. It comes with several handy out-of-the-box functionalities, including security, registry, Spring and EJB integration, filters, shared data stages, client contexts, etc. JSON-RPC/HTTP and REST/HTTP protocols are supported. Remote service calls can be done through various client technologies. Since Gate supports standard HTTP communication mechanisms, almost any client technology can access services remotely.
WOSH (Wide Open Smart Home) is a message-oriented middleware for controlling and automating a smart home. It comes with working services and devices. WOSH is an open multi-platform C++ framework. Its architecture is service (bundles) oriented and designed for distributed (cloud) computing. WOSH ships with library source, many services, and some applications (a server, a trayicon remote controller, and a GUI full-controller). Some features provided by its micro-kernel are a multi-user system with access policies, a centralized database manager and system monitor, and automatic network management and masquerading (on TCP). Some of the implemented services are: multimedia audio playback, monitor and control of X10 devices, remote control using instant messaging, and a remote control using SMS and call notification.
GRIA is Grid middleware that enables use of the Grid in a secure, interoperable and flexible manner. It makes use of business models, processes, and semantics to allow resource owners and users to discover each other and negotiate terms for access to high-value resources. It implements an overall business process to find, procure and utilise resources capable of carrying out high-value, expert-assisted computations. By focusing on business processes and the associated semantics, it enables users to provision for their computational needs more cost effectively, and develop new business models for some of their services. Services from different providers can be combined together to create applications using a simple and easy-to-use API.
Citrus is a test framework written in Java that enables automated integration testing of message-based enterprise SOA applications. The tool can easily simulate surrounding systems across various transports and protocols (e.g. JMS, SOAP WebServices, HTTP, TCP/IP, etc.) in order to perform end-to-end use case testing. Citrus provides strong validation mechanisms for XML message contents and allows you to build complex testing logic such as sending and receiving messages, database validation, automatic retries, variable definitions, dynamic message contents, error simulation, and many more.
Icwri is a lightweight, very simple, service-oriented Java built-in script. It can help Java developers build some application interfaces in a service-oriented style. It can also help non-technical people join the development team to write their own application scripts to enforce business rules and decisions. Icwri service providers and consumers can be either Icwri scripts or Java classes. An Icwri script can run all alone, but the primary purpose of Icwri script is to have an assistant language of Java. It can run on any system with JDK/JRE 1.5 or above installed. It does not support Java SE 6 Script Engine because of the service-oriented design and the requirement to support Java SE 1.5 users.