Chapter 8. Naming Standards

Objectives

This chapter provides guidance for an enterprise architect defining the standardized structure of names for web services and other IT elements in the enterprise. It explores the issues and best practices involved in defining and managing enterprise naming standards. The topic is of particular importance because the structuring of the names and the challenges involved in maintaining the consistency in naming WSDL and XML schema namespaces, services, ports, operations, and other artifacts in the web services space have a significant impact on the complexity of managing an SOA environment.

Although the discussion and examples are focused largely on web services (i.e., services defined with a WSDL), the basic ...

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