Chapter 2. E-Speak Overview
In Chapter 1, we built the foundations of web services and how web services make the Web work for you. Web service concepts are at the heart of the e-Speak framework. E-Speak is a reference implementation of the service-centric computing vision. In this chapter, we discuss how the e-Speak architecture enables service-centric computing and ecosystem creation.
Figure 1.6 describes the service lifecycle. This lifecycle considered the stages a service goes through in its lifetime. Let’s consider a different time span and a narrower scope of simply creating and using a service. The steps involved in that are shown in Figure 2.1.