Date Added: Nov 2009
Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is being one of the widely accepted methodologies in software market for building and integrating different kinds of software systems. This acceptance comes from the extreme benefits that it offers to their adopters including agility, dynamicity, and loose-coupling. These benefits are usually missed in traditional software terminologies and practices. XML Web Services is the most used technology for applying SOA because it is easy to use and it allows high interoperability between different systems due to its dependency on standards that are widely accepted and supported by almost all large software vendors.