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Developing Enterprise Web Services: An Architect's Guide by James Webber - Ph.D., Sandeep Chatterjee - Ph.D.

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Introduction

While the enterprise procurement application in its present form addresses the basic functional requirements of ordering parts, traditionally enterprise computing has had much stronger non-functional requirements which the current architecture does not address. The challenge is, therefore, to meet the following non-functional requirements to make the application truly dependable:

  • Configurability— Enterprises live and die on the ability to react quickly to market conditions. Those enterprises whose computing systems and processes can be reconfigured quickly gain advantage in the market place.

  • Transactionality— High quality data is central to the successful enterprise and the ability to maintain the consistency of that data is paramount, ...

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