Why Composition is Not Development

With every new computing and architectural change comes a change in the way that companies build, manage, run, and test their applications. And with each…

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Who’s Killing SOA?

Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is now well past its hype phase, and is fast approaching a critical crossroads. Will enterprises resolve their current architectural challenges, allowing…

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The Seven Levels of Loose Coupling

When ZapThink talks about Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA), we generally try to avoid semantic arguments about what is and what isn’t SOA, but rather try to…

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SOA Glossary

As a reference for our subscribers and advisory clients, ZapThink has assembled this glossary of terms related to Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). ZapThink defines and uses…

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Best Effort SOA and the SOA Quality Star

In one of ZapThink’s recent Licensed ZapThink Architect courses for a US Department of Defense (DoD) contractor, we were discussing Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Quality. I…

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