Service-Oriented Architecture: Defining Services

Defining Services and Their Requirements

August 7, 2003

This report addresses another crucial issue faced in determining service granularity: how to specify or define a service. What metadata is needed? What questions can you ask to arrive at sound answers quickly? This report provides guidelines and a template to help you specify services, and it works through examples at each step to illustrate the questions and issues pertinent to the task.


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