Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)

Service oriented architecture (SOA) is a style of software design where services are provided to other applications or components through some kind of protocol over the network. Basic Principles of SOA Independent of vendors, products, and technologies. Represents a business activity with a specified outcome. Self-contained. Black box for consumer of the service. Loose coupling... » read more


Both SOAP and REST are web services that allows machine-to-machine communications. They are API that allow your application to interact with another application. SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) More structured. Only XML. More complexity and overhead in getting a connection setup. Comes with definitions that allows you to generate classes/objects in your application. Multiple application... » read more