Thursday, March 16, 2006

The latest Buzzword SOA -- What is it?

SOA is an acronymn for Service oriented architecture. These days we see a lot of this acronymn being used in IT magazines, IT conferences etc.

According to www.service–architecture.com:

“A service-oriented architecture is essentially a collection of services. These services communicate with each other. The communication can involve either simple data passing or it could involve two or more services coordinating some activity. Some means of connecting services to each other is needed.

Service-oriented architectures are not a new thing. The first service-oriented architecture for many people in the past was with the use DCOM or Object Request Brokers (ORBs) based on the CORBA specification.”

You can read the full article on what SOA is and What it isn't here

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