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loose coupling

The friction-free linking enabled by web services (or any SOA). Loosely coupled services, even if they use incompatible system technologies, can be joined together on demand to create composite services, or disassembled just as easily into their functional components. Participants must establish a shared semantic framework to ensure messages retain a consistent meaning across participating services.

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Loosely Coupled articles:

Loosely coupled invention
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Shades of loose coupling
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The true meaning of loosely coupled
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Useful Web resources:

Loose Coupling is Like Pornography
Author Doug Kaye's comparison table, showing contrasting characteristics of tight and loose coupling. The item includes a link to a related discussion on the W3C website.

Loosely Coupled: A Term Worth Understanding
A top-level management perspective of the concept by business guru and author John Hagel

Connecting with Web services
InfoWorld columnist Jon Udell explains the importance of loose coupling in web services


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