Chapter 1. Introducing Tuscany and SCA

This chapter covers

  • Exploring SCA and Tuscany
  • Learning basic SCA concepts
  • Developing your first SCA application

Businesses are always looking for ways to lower the cost of creating and maintaining business applications. One popular approach to business application development, often called Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), is to adopt a model where business functions are described as well-defined services that can be used to compose working applications.

SOA is an attractive idea, but putting it into practice can be difficult. Business computing environments typically contain many different technologies, and the integration of these technologies can be complex. In a single application you can be ...

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