What Is Service-Oriented Architecture?

A Look At the Nuts and Bolts of Service-Oriented Architecture

What Is Service-Oriented Architecture?

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a style of software design where services are provided to the other components by application components, through a communication protocol over a network. Its principles are independent of vendors and other technologies. In service oriented architecture, a number of services communicate with each other, in one of two ways: through passing data or through two or more services coordinating an activity. This is just one definition of Service-Oriented Architecture. An article on Wikipedia goes into much more detail.

Characteristics Of Service-Oriented Architecture

While the defining concepts of Service-Oriented Architecture vary from company to company, there are six key tenets that overarch the broad concept of Service-Oriented Architecture. These core values include:

Service-Oriented Architecture Patterns

Implementing Service-Oriented Architecture

When it comes to implementing service-oriented architecture (SOA), there is a wide range of technologies that can be used, depending on what your end goal is and what you’re trying to accomplish.

Why Service-Oriented Architecture Is Important

How Service-Oriented Architecture And Cloud Computing Work Together

First, it’s important to note that Service-Oriented Architecture can work with or without cloud computing, although more and more businesses are moving file storage to the cloud so it makes sense to use cloud computing and Service-Oriented Architecture together.

The Difference Between Service-Oriented Architecture and SaaS

Differences Between Service-Oriented Architecture and Microservices

Some Final Thoughts On Service-Oriented Architecture

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