Overview#Service-oriented Architecture (SOA) is a Software Architecture Model where services are provided to the other components by application components, through a communication protocol over a network.
The basic principles of Service-oriented Architecture are independent of vendors, products and technologies.
A service is a discrete unit of functionality that can be accessed remotely and acted upon and updated independently, such as retrieving a credit card statement online.
More Information#There might be more information for this subject on one of the following:
- Enterprise Service Bus
- Hypermedia As The Engine Of Application State
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