Chapter 6

Technical Forces Driving the Adoption of SOA

This chapter applies force field analysis to service-oriented architectures (SOAs). It starts with analyses of integration techniques that preceded SOAs. It then applies force field analysis to the enterprise service bus (ESB), which is often used in SOAs. Toward the end of the chapter, the analyses are combined into a force field analysis of SOAs using Web services. This analysis shows many driving forces for adopting an SOA. It also shows that, over time, many technical restraining forces will diminish and the remaining restraining forces will be typical business and design issues.

Adopting Standard, Enterprise-Wide Software

One early integration technique was for an organization to adopt ...

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