Service-Oriented Architecture expands the vision of Web services, Part 2

The SOA connection architecture

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Mark Colan

Date archived: March 8, 2017 | First published: June 28, 2004

This paper continues a detailed examination of Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). Part 1 discussed characteristics of SOA. This article discusses the SOA Connection Architecture -- the roles in SOA, how a service requester and a service provider communicate, how a service provider specifies information needed for integrating the service into a service requester, and how a service requester can find services it needs. It also presents patterns of message exchange and compares synchronous and asynchronous exchanges.

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