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The New Language of Business: SOA & Web 2.0 by Sandy Carter

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Chapter 8. What about Web 2.0 and SOA? Are They Related?

We have spent a lot of time discussing service oriented architecture (SOA), but what about Web 2.0, PHP, AJAX, and the plethora of other IT alphabet soup that exists today? SOA is the key to IT and business flexibility—flex-pon-sive*—and, therefore, is the key to unlocking your business potential. Web 2.0 is about connecting people and ideas through communications that are real-time and efficient.

The communication mechanisms vary, ranging from podcasts, wikis, and feeds to social networking. Flexibility is the key driver of Web 2.0 success—the flexible delivery of data through the combination of services and disparate data sources through mash-ups, real-time data feeds, and rich interactions. ...

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