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SOA Patterns with BizTalk Server 2009 by Richard Seroter

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Preface

Repeat after me: SOA is something you do, not something you buy.

-David Linthicum

That may seem an odd quote to use when beginning a book about employing a particular product to facilitate the implementation of a service-oriented architecture (SOA). However, I think it sets the tone for what I'd like to accomplish here.

There are countless books available on service-oriented architecture, and nearly as many independent definitions of what SOA actually is. Is it about web services, event-driven design, enterprise architecture, reusability, or maybe just a retread of existing object-oriented design? Depending on whom you ask, any of those preceding themes would be deemed correct. If you're looking to implement a SOA, you would find numerous ...

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