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Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation Hands-on! Beta Edition by Craig McMurtry, Nigel Watling, Marc Mercuri

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Chapter 12. Manageability

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In their book Understanding SOA with Web Services, Eric Newcomer and Greg Lomow present a vision of “the service-oriented enterprise”: “Driven by the convergence of key technologies and the universal adoption of Web services, the service-oriented enterprise promises to significantly improve corporate agility, speed time-to-market for new products and services, reduce IT costs, and improve operational efficiency” (Newcomer and Lomow 2005, 2).

This is precisely the vision being used to sell business decision-makers on the idea of adopting service orientation. Yet service orientation is merely a way of making software, developing it in the form of classes ...

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