Service-Oriented Architecture expands the vision of web services, Part 1

Characteristics of Service-Oriented Architecture

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Mark Colan

Date archived: January 5, 2017 | First published: April 21, 2004

Today's web services implementations are typically simple and often similar to a client-server model. However, platform-neutral interchange is supported, which allows a diverse range of client implementations to interact with new or legacy code as server functions. Much has been written about the technologies that make such applications straightforward to implement. It is now time to look at the bigger picture of what we can do with them. The author addresses the question of how to move forward from simple models to those that represent real-world business models of arbitrary complexity.

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