Chapter 3. Service-Oriented Computing and SOA

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3.1 Design Fundamentals

3.2 Introduction to Service-Oriented Computing

3.3 Goals and Benefits of Service-Oriented Computing

3.4 Case Study Background

One of the most challenging aspects of writing about or discussing technology is using industry terminology. Many IT terms suffer from wide-spread ambiguity, which sometimes makes having even the simplest conversation difficult. Take IT professionals from different organizations, put them in the same room, and you’ll very likely hear questions like, “What exactly do you mean by component?” or “What is your definition of service?” or, my personal favorite, ...

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