15. Service Oriented Architecture and the Business Tier

Strategically developed business components deployed in application servers can successfully deliver services in the Enterprise framework. Session Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) in the business containers can be considered suitable candidates for delivering services because these business components can host the appropriate business logic and related services. These session EJBs are also session builders and therefore deliver services that help in building the workflow. These session beans are capable of delivering services using SOA-based messages. Business tier design patterns further help to provide optimal service-building capability to the Enterprise SOA.

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