//SOA: Good fences make good neighbors

SOA: Good fences make good neighbors

One of the tenants of Service Orientation is that the boundaries are explicit.  Boundaries are usually expressed in the form of the data that is passed back and forth, but I challenge all designers to exceed that simple level of understanding and to make sure that the real boundary is one of responsibility, not data.  Make a service responsible for all cohesive methods that fulfill a single responsibility that can be expressed for the business

Yep… Responsibility Oriented Partitioning is alive and well in the SOA world.

By |2005-10-17T12:36:00+00:00October 17th, 2005|Enterprise Architecture|0 Comments

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President of Vanguard EA, an Enterprise Architecture consulting firm in Seattle focused on the Pacific coast of the US. Nick has over 30 years of professional experience in management, systems, and technology. He is the co-author of the influential paper "Perspectives on Enterprise Architecture" with Dr. Brian Cameron that effectively defined modern Enterprise Architecture practices, and he is frequent speaker at public gatherings on Enterprise Architecture and related topics. He coauthored a book on Visual Storytelling with Martin Sykes and Mark West titled "Stories That Move Mountains".

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