Chapter 11. Navigating Forward


“Following the light of the sun, we left the Old World.”

 --Christopher Columbus

In this book, we navigated through a broad range of issues that you can expect when building an SOA solution. As stated at the beginning, to go into detail for all possible aspects that you need to consider when transforming your business and IT systems is too large a task for a single book. Nevertheless, we think we have provided necessary and sufficient details on service-oriented architectures and why and how they are important for any business to operate flexibly in a global economy.

What We Learned

The foremost lesson to take from our experience in SOA projects is that you will need to deal with the whole enterprise—not just the IT ...

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