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Service Design Patterns: Fundamental Design Solutions for SOAP/WSDL and RESTful Web Services by Robert Daigneau

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Preface

When I started working on this book I wasn’t entirely sure what SOA and REST were. I knew that I wasn’t the only one who felt this way. Most discussions on these topics were rife with ambiguity, hyperbole, misinformation, and arguments that appealed to emotion rather than reason. Still, as a developer who had struggled with distributed object technologies, I was fascinated by web services. I saw them as a pragmatic way to integrate systems and reuse common business logic.

Since then, REST has gained significant momentum, WS* services have established a solid foothold, and SOA was proclaimed dead [Manes]. Through it all, my fascination with web services never waned. As mobile, cloud, and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platforms cause software ...

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