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Service-Oriented Architecture: A Field Guide to Integrating XML and Web Services by Thomas Erl

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Chapter 1. Introduction

Introduction

Why this guide is important

“Hype,” by definition, is an exaggeration of fact. Both XML and Web services have had their share. When looking back at the rise of these technologies and the excitement that surrounded them, many who bought into the hype are beginning to feel disappointed. Organizations are realizing that their technical environments are not magically transformed simply by adding XML or Web services to the mix.

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