3. Evolution of Service Oriented Architecture

The requirement of service orientation for the enterprises first emerged with the advent of the Internet and World Wide Web. The IT world has since witnessed numerous paradigm shifts, as newer technologies such as XML and Java impacted enterprise solution requirements. The business of “service delivery” started gaining momentum among the enterprises and their collaborators. But the IT definition of the term “service” was not aligned with that of the business definition, and this cohesion was crucial for the enterprises to remain competitive in the dynamically changing market conditions. Evolution of business components such as Enterprise JavaBeans, as a part of J2EE technologies, on the one hand, ...

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