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Canonical Versioning

Canonical Versioning is the name of a design pattern authored by Thomas Erl and published as part of the SOA Design Patterns catalog. Within the catalog this pattern is further categorized as one of the Inventory Governance Patterns.

The icon used to identify Canonical Versioning is:

The requirements statement for Canonical Versioning is: How can service contracts within the same service inventory be versioned with minimal impact?

The pattern was first printed in the SOA Design Patterns book and a summarized version of this pattern is published at the SOA Patterns community patterns site at the following location:

SOA Patterns > Canonical Schema Bus

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