Implementing SOA Interoperability

How do you achieve the "connected systems" ideology that facilitates intelligent, stand-alone systems communicating with each other using a universal language? Is it practical to assume that one technology will dominate the market? Would that technology promote its proprietary standard as the default communication model? This is highly unlikely and defeats the core of SOA principals. Therefore, how will services on heterogeneous platforms communicate with each other? What interoperability options are available to an enterprise? How will WCF communicate with these non-Microsoft SOA offerings?

The objective of this chapter is to educate you about non-Microsoft SOA offerings and illustrate how they achieve interoperability ...

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