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Reference Architecture

This week we are going full blast at the SOA Reference Architecture.

The key to getting this right (IMO) is to make sure that the actions that people take in 'real life' are properly taken into account in the context of SOA. I.e., SOA is a means for people to act 'at-a-distance', at least indirectly.

So, we are looking at the roles that people play, the authority that a role brings and so on. Pretty interesting stuff.

The other intriguing thing is that I (at least) am learning more about UML. In particular, views and viewpoints. A little scary to think that the entire RA might be captured as a series of views and viewpoints.

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