B. Service Contract Design

The first part of this book addressed the system architecture: How to decompose the system into its components and services and how to compose the required behavior out of the services. This is not the end of the design and you must continue the process by designing the details of each service.

Detailed design is a vast topic, worthy of its own book. This appendix limits its discussion of detailed design to the most important aspect of the design of a service: the public contract that the service presents to its clients. Only after you have settled on the service contract can you fill in internal design details such as class hierarchies and related design patterns. These internal design details as well as data contracts ...

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