5.1 The Web services framework
5.2 Services (as Web services)
5.3 Service descriptions (with WSDL)
5.4 Messaging (with SOAP)
Contemporary SOA is intrinsically reliant on Web services—so much so that Web services concepts and technology used to actualize service-orientation have influenced and contributed to a number of the common SOA characteristics we identified in Chapter 3. An understanding of SOA therefore begins with a close look at the overall framework that has been established by the first and second-generation Web services extensions.
We can categorize concepts provided to us by these specifications ...