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Implementing SOA: Total Architecture in Practice by Paul C. Brown

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Chapter 5. The SOA Development Process

What Is Different about SOA Development?

Scope differentiates SOA (and other distributed systems) development projects from conventional development projects. To achieve SOA goals, the services and other components being developed must fit smoothly into all the business processes they are intended to support. Thus, building a service (or any distributed system component) requires a certain level of understanding about those business processes. The challenge is that your current project is most likely focused on a subset of these processes. To create a widely usable service, you need to have an understanding of all of the business processes the service will participate in—both present and future. That understanding ...

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