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Service-oriented architecture (SOA) refers to an architectural solution that creates an environment in which services, service consumers, and service producers can coexist, and still have no dependence on each other. SOA enables an enterprise to increase the loose coupling and the reuse of frequently used software assets. These software assets, together with the functionality that they provide, are called services in the SOA terminology. By nature, SOAs are complex and are typically applied to solutions with highly volatile requirements. As SOA concepts are increasingly utilized and applied to solve software integration problems, there is confusion as to where SOAs are applicable, where they would yield the best results, and where the use of an SOA would be overkill. There are also misconceptions as to what the benefits of using an SOA are, as well as what the poten... (more)

The Art of SOA - More Than Optimal Is Ineffective

Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) refers to an architectural solution that creates an environment in which services, service consumers, and service producers co-exist yet have no dependence on each other. SOA enables an enterprise to increase the loose coupling and the reuse of frequently used software assets. These software assets together with the functionality that they provide are called services in SOA terminology. By nature SOAs are typically applied to solutions with highly volatile requirements. In this article the emphasis will be on how to apply service orientation to ... (more)