Chapter 7 SOA and Web Services

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SOA or service-oriented architecture has been one of the growing trends in the information technology realm over the last few years. Support for this approach has been on the rise, partly due to industry and vendor marketing hype, but also because IT organizations are looking for concrete solutions to manage their growing infrastructure and to be able to respond to the changing business demand. According to Kostas, (Kostas et al., 2007) service orientation has been touted as one of the most important technologies for designing, implementing, and deploying large-scale service provision software systems.

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