Date Added: Feb 2012
The concept of Service Oriented Architecture revolves around registering services as tasks. These tasks are accomplished collectively by various disparate components seamlessly connected to one another. The task of interlinking these components may be considered amongst the most convoluted and difficult tasks currently faced by software practitioners. This paper attempts to show that although middleware technologies can be solely utilized to develop service oriented architecture, however such architecture would severely lack quality, interoperability and ease of implementation. In order to resolve these complexities and complications this paper proposes Web Services as an alternative to Middleware, for the realization of a fully functional interoperable and an automated SOA which conforms to the characteristics of a SOA.