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Implementing SOA: Total Architecture in Practice by Paul C. Brown

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Chapter 4. Using Services

Services, on their own, provide no benefit. To get benefit from your services, you need to employ them as an element of a larger process—a process that provides value to your enterprise. Other participants in the process need to interact with the service and benefit from the service results. Thus you need to be able to integrate the service with other services and nonservice functionality as well as to form your business processes. This chapter explores a number of choices that are available for integrating services into business processes.

Service Interaction Patterns

Synchronous Request-Reply

When you think of “using” a service, what probably comes to mind first is having the service user ask the service provider to perform ...

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