4.8. Web Services Design Patterns

The term Design Patterns is now a buzzword that denotes some reusable framework or objects. Design Patterns show a structure that can be applied if certain conditions are met. They are best practices and are accumulated from past implementation experience.

The early use of the term by the so-called Gang of Four (Gamma, Helm, Johnson, and Vlissides) describes the relationship of objects and components in application design in the categories of creational patterns (for example, factory methods), structural patterns (for example, facade, proxy) and behavioral patterns (for example, observer, visitor). Here, the Web Services design patterns lean toward structural design pattern, in the context of deploying an end-to-end ...

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