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How SOA relates to Web services

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How does SOA relate to Web services?

The best way to distinguish the two is to view SOA as an architectural model defined by distinct means of achieving a separation of concerns (as defined by service-orientation principles). Web services is a technology platform that can be used to implement SOA. Other implementation options exist, but Web services are currently a very popular and suitable choice for SOA.

This was first published in November 2005

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