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Oracle SOA Suite 11g R1 Developer's Guide by Antony Reynolds, Matt Wright

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Summary

In this chapter, we've gone beyond individual services and looked at how we can use BPEL to quickly assemble these services into composite services. By using this same approach, we can also implement end-to-end business processes or complete composite applications (something we will do in the second section of this book).

You may have also noticed that although BPEL provides a rich set of constructs for describing the assembly of a set of existing services, it doesn't try to reinvent the wheel where functionality is already provided by existing SOA standards. Rather, it has been designed to fit naturally with and leverage the existing XML and web services specifications such as XML Schema, XPath, XSLT, and of course, WSDL, and SOAP.

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