Chapter 4Silverlight and Service-Oriented Architecture

Chapters 3 and 4 of this book are dedicated to new enterprise architecture concepts. These concepts provide new challenges to enterprises that want to accommodate Enterprise 2.0 and enable development and deployment of Web 2.0–based RIAs.

Chapter 3 discussed the definition of an Enterprise 2.0–ready technology platform and how Silverlight fits that definition. The chapter also defined the possible enterprise-level architecture of the My Album Silverlight RIA, which was originally developed in Chapter 2.

This chapter will mainly focus on defining the service-oriented architecture (SOA) concept in detail. We will make a deep dive into the seven key principles of the SOA concept to deploy ...

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