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Service-Oriented Architecture Compass: Business Value, Planning, and Enterprise Roadmap by Rawn Shah, Keith Jones, Marc Fiammante, Sanjay Bose, Norbert Bieberstein

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Chapter 7. Determining Non-Functional Requirements

 

“There are two kinds of truths: those of reasoning and those of fact. The truths of reasoning are necessary and their opposite is impossible; the truths of fact are contingent and their opposite is possible.”

 
 --Gottfried Wilhelm Leibnitz

The non-functional requirements (NFRs) of a service-oriented business system address those aspects of the system that do not directly affect the functionality of the system but can still have a profound effect on how the business system is accepted by both service consumers and those responsible for supporting the system. The non-functional aspects of SOAs cover a broad range of topics, each of which can have a significant impact on the architecture. These topics ...

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