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Enterprise SOA: Service-Oriented Architecture Best Practices by Dirk Slama, Karl Banke, Dirk Krafzig

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Chapter 3. Inventory of Distributed Computing Concepts

Before examining SOA elements in detail in the following chapters, we will review existing concepts of distributed computing. This is important because we are not planning to develop an SOA from scratch. Instead, an SOA will have to incorporate existing middleware technologies and distributed computing concepts. This is particularly important because earlier attempts to replace existing middleware with a new, ubiquitous software bus (e.g., CORBA) have failed, and a successful SOA will have to embrace existing and upcoming technologies instead of replacing or precluding them. Many authors cover the intrinsic details of communication networks and middleware, such as Tanenbaum [Tan2002, Tan2003 ...

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