Frameworks are what have been going around in my head lately. Met the old ‘octopus’ problem again this week in WebSphere. ie you have all these applications and all of these web-services. Example is an application that provisions other applications – each one has a different set of controlled values which are stored in the remote applications (properly).
Problem does not seem to be any easier than it was in the old ‘hack it together with korn shell days’.