BT Technology Journal

, Volume 23, Issue 3, pp 111–120 | Cite as

OSS through Java — a standards-based approach to integration

  • J. Hardwicke
  • B. Naughton
  • P. E. Holmes


Designing application programming interfaces (APIs) for reuse is a balance between making an API easy to use while ensuring that it is generic enough to support a range of client requirements. This is easier to achieve in theory than practice, requiring in-depth knowledge of the business domain and implementation technology.

The OSS through Java™ (OSS/J™) Initiative comprises equipment vendors, independent software vendors (ISVs) and system integrators (SIs) that are producing a practical set of Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE™) based APIs designed to support the business and technology goals of a telecommunications service provider.

This paper overviews the work of the OSS/J Initiative and evaluates the likelihood of it being adopted and reused as the standard practice for operational support systems interfaces.


Human Computer Interaction Application Programming Interface System Interface Telecommunication Service Implementation Technology 
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    Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) — Scholar
  2. 2.
    Java community process — Scholar
  3. 3.
    OSS through Java Web Services Integration Profile (WSIP) — Scholar
  4. 4.
    Deployment strategies focusing on massive scalability — Scholar
  5. 5.
    OSS/J common API — Scholar
  6. 6.
    OSS/J design guidelines — Scholar
  7. 7.
    eTOM® — Scholar
  8. 8.
    OSS/J roadmap — Scholar
  9. 9.
    OSS/J core business entities — Scholar
  10. 10.
    NGOSS Shared Information/Data (SID) model — Scholar
  11. 11.
    OSS/J XML tooling — Scholar
  12. 12.
    Xdoclet — Scholar
  13. 13.
    Multi-Technology Operations System Interface (MTOSI) — Scholar
  14. 14.
    OSS/J certified products — Scholar

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© British Telecommunications plc 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Hardwicke
  • B. Naughton
  • P. E. Holmes

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