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n. In computing, a Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a flexible set of design principles used during the phases of systems development and integration. A deployed SOA-based architecture will provide a loosely-integrated suite of services that can be used within multiple business domains.

SOA also generally provides a way for consumers of services, such as web-based applications, to be aware of available SOA-based services. For example, several disparate departments within a company may develop and deploy SOA services in different implementation languages; their respective clients will benefit from a well understood, well defined interface to access them. XML is commonly used for interfacing with SOA services, though this is not required.

Service-orientation requires loose coupling of services with operating systems, and other technologies that underlie applications. SOA separates functions into distinct units, or services, which developers make accessible over a network in order to allow users to combine and reuse them in the production of applications. These services and their corresponding consumers communicate with each other by passing data in a well-defined, shared format, or by coordinating an activity between two or more services.
SOA developers associate individual SOA objects by using orchestration. In the process of orchestration the developer associates software functionality (the services) in a non-hierarchical arrangement using a software tool that contains a complete list of all available services, their characteristics, and the means to build an application utilizing these sources.
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band that henry rollins was in before black flag..stands for state of alert
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The Seal Of Approval. It is in the EEE room and giving a thumbs up.
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The School of the Americas is a military institution located in Fort Benning, Georgia. Latin American soldiers go there and learn how to torture their own people. Then they return to their home countries and advance U.S. interests while commiting horrible crimes.
"Are you going to protest the SOA in November?"
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Soldiers of Allah. Used by some terrorists and Muslim extremists in the context of war or battle.
Osama bin Laden sent his SOA's against the rebels.
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