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

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Chapter 25. Results Validation

When you do work, it is good practice to check the quality of it after you have finished. The same is true in systems. When an activity generates a result, you should consider the extent to which the system should perform quality checks on that result. The problem that you run into, however, is that validation is potentially a very open-ended activity. To perform a full quality check on the result may actually take more computational resources (and time) that it took to create the result itself. So once again, you must ask yourself what is prudent and reasonable.

Start by considering what might be checked in the results, at least for data sets. The things that might be checked are:

  1. The syntactic correctness of individual ...

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