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SOA Patterns with BizTalk Server 2009 by Richard Seroter

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Chapter 4. Planning Service-Oriented BizTalk Solutions

By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.

-Benjamin Franklin

Through the first three chapters of this book, we've looked at how to build BizTalk applications, WCF services, and BizTalk applications that use WCF services. However, simply knowing the nuts and bolts of working code doesn't mean that we're ready to architect maintainable, reusable, service-oriented applications. We need to become intimately familiar with standard patterns and always keep key principles in mind in order to truly build long-lasting SOA solutions.

In this chapter, you will learn:

  • The definition of a service

  • The core principles of a service-oriented architecture

  • Which types of services can be exposed

  • The standard ...

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