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This chapter serves as a quick reference to terminology related to Web services, service-oriented architecture (SOA), or cloud computing. For those entries that have related examples or more information in this book, there is a page reference to where you can find the additional information.

Since this is a dynamic area, new and revised technologies and concepts will be occurring regularly. If you cannot find what you need here, go to


Adapters allow Web services connections with internally developed systems or packaged software, usually with an enterprise service bus (ESB). There can also be adapters between Web services and CORBA or DCOM. See page 63.


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