Chapter 22

Service-Oriented Architecture

Walter B. Williams

What Is a Service-Oriented Architecture?

To properly understand what a service-oriented architecture (SOA) is, it is helpful to understand where it sits as an architecture and the problem that an SOA tries to solve. An SOA, first, is a software architecture. Software architectures are the structures of software, their elements, and the relationship between them. SOA was developed by applying the concept of software architecture to solve the problem of how to connect disparate systems in ...

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