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Oracle SOA Suite 11g Handbook by Lucas Jellema

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Chapter 1A Typical Case of SOA: Introduction of St. Matthews Hospital Center

SOA is BAD! So there, I have it off my chest. It had to be said. It needs to be out in the open. It is really BAD!

Okay, what is SOA again? Service-Oriented Architecture. So clearly it is about architecture (more on that in the next chapter) and about services (more on those throughout the book). But what is this BAD stuff?

It is my way of drawing your attention to the fact that SOA is really about Business Agility and not about technical tricks. SOA helps us realize Business Agility through Decoupling. There you have it: BAD. Business agility means the ability of an organization to adapt to new circumstances, opportunities and threats, regulations, and technological ...

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