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chapter 11

Service-Oriented Architecture

“SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE” DESCRIBES THE major components that comprise a system, their relationships, and the information the components exchange. The distributed nature of the cloud has provided an ideal platform to support service-oriented architecture (SOA), an architectural approach to building solutions through the integration of services. This chapter introduces SOA and its implementation through web services.

Learning Objectives

This chapter examines SOA. By the time you finish this chapter, you will be able to do the following:

   Define and describe SOA.

   Compare and contrast the roles of web services and web pages.

   List common examples of web services.

   Discuss the benefits of treating ...

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