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Whitepaper: Introduction to Service Oriented Architectures (SOAs) and Web Services

by Automation TechnologyJan 01, 2008

This paper from Automation Technology endows a basic introduction to what a service-oriented architecture (SOA) is and provides terms and definitions for core technical concepts. There is no single standard for exchanging information between systems. Instead, there are a variety of ways to transport and encode documents and an array of different exchange standards and document formats. These standards include transport standards such as HTTP(S), FTP, SMTP and message formats such as MIME and S/MIME, data standards such as, XML and EDI, protocols such as SOAP, XML RPC, and ebXML and EBusiness standards such as RosettaNet, UCCnet, SWIFT, and CIDX.