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SOA Advisor: The principles of service-orientation

The principles of service-orientation part 1 of 6: Introduction to service-orientation

This is the first article in a six-part series that Thomas Erl has dedicated to exploring the common principles of service-orientation. Read part one.

The principles of service-orientation part 2 of 6: Service contracts and loose coupling

This is the second article in a six-part series dedicated to exploring the common principles of service-orientation. Read part two.

The principles of service-orientation part 3 of 6: Service abstraction and reuse

This is the third article in a six-part series dedicated to exploring the common principles of service-orientation. Read part three.

The principles of service-orientation part 4 of 6: Service discoverability and composition

This is the fourth article in a six-part series dedicated to exploring the common principles of service-orientation. Read part four.

The principles of service-orientation part 5 of 6: Service autonomy and statelessness

This is the fifth article in a six-part series dedicated to exploring the common principles of service-orientation. Read part five.

The principles of service-orientation part 6 of 6: Principle interrelationships and service layers

This is the final article of the six-part series dedicated to exploring the common principles of service-orientation. Read part six.


 

About the authors

Thomas Erl is the world's top-selling SOA author and Series Editor of the "Prentice Hall Service-Oriented Computing Series from Thomas Erl" (www.soabooks.com). Thomas is also the founder of SOA Systems Inc., a firm specializing in strategic SOA consulting, planning, and training services (www.soatraining.com). Thomas has made significant contributions to the SOA industry in the areas of service-orientation research and the development of a mainstream SOA methodology. Thomas is involved with a number of technical committees and research efforts, and travels frequently for speaking, training, and consulting engagements. To learn more, visit www.thomaserl.com.

Adam Michelson has more than a decade of technology implementation experience. Adam is currently the director of service-oriented and enterprise architecture for  Optaros Inc., an international consulting and systems integration firm that provides enterprises with best-fit solutions to IT business challenges, maximizing the benefits of open source software.

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This was first published in March 2006

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