When I am describing complex SOA or Web Service architectures, environments, and scenarios to clients, I often use the term[…]Read more
Month: January 2012
What is a Service Consumer?
A Service Consumer is any tier of an organization’s systems that calls web services. These services could be implemented by[…]Read more
What is a Service Provider?
A Service Provider is any tier or system in an organization’s environment that hosts web services (or services of any[…]Read more
What is an ESB?
In the past year, I have stood in a conference room at more than one client fielding a question along[…]Read more
What Is A SOAP Web Service?
A SOAP Web Service is any web service that is compliant with the SOAP 1.1 or SOAP 1.2 specs. When[…]Read more
What is a Web Service? What is a web service?
This one has probably been addressed many times. But, I needed a place to link to whenever it comes up[…]Read more
What Is A REST Web Service?
REST web services are not nearly as formalized as their SOAP equivalent. A REST web service adheres to the principals[…]Read more