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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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Glossary

access control list (ACL)

A mechanism for determining the access level and permissions that a given computing resource, such as a file or database field, provides for a given identity.

agility

The capability to lower the enterprise’s center of gravity and move with suppleness, skill, and control. See also business agility.

application programming interface (API)

A set of routines and function definitions that abstract the implementation details and make it easier to develop and build software applications.

application server

An application server is a server-side program in a distributed network that is dedicated to hosting the enterprise application’s business logic. It provides the middleware infrastructure as part of a multitier application, ...

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