Chapter 11: Service-Oriented Architecture and the Cloud

“Software architecture” deScribeS the major components t comprise a system, their relationships, and the information the com nents exchange. The distributed nature of the cloud has provided an id platform to support service-oriented architecture (SOA), an architect approach to building solutions through the integration of services. T chapter introduces SOA and its implementation through web services.

Learning Objectives

This chapter examines examines SOA. By the time you finish this chapter, you will be able to do the following:

  • Define and describe SOA.
  • Compare and contrast the roles of web services and web pages.
  • List common examples of web services.
  • Discuss the benefits of treating a web service as a black box.
  • Discuss governance challenges in using web services.
  • Identify and discuss a variety of system threats.
  • Describe the benefits of a cloud-based phone system.
  • Discuss the role of the Web Service Description Language (WSDL) to describe a web service and its methods.
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