Introducing the Integration Cloud Service
Java Cloud Service – initial impressions for WebLogic architects and administrators
A Word About Microservice Architectures and SOA
Many organizations use multiple software systems for their own purposes. Different software systems often need to exchange data with each other, and a web service is an increasingly common method of communication that allows two software systems to exchange this data over the internet.
A very plain definition for the concept of “web service” would be the following:
“A web service is a method of communication between two electronic devices over a network.”
The W3C Web Services Architecture Working Group, has furthermore defined a Web Services Architecture, requiring a specific implementation of a “web service” in the following way:
“…a web service has an interface described in a machine-process able format (specifically WSDL). Other systems interact with the Web service in a manner prescribed by its description using SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) messages, typically conveyed using HTTP with an XML serialization in conjunction with other Web-related standards…”