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Service Layers

Service Layers 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 Foundational Inventory Patterns.

The icon used to identify Service Layers is:

The requirements statement for Service Layers is:

How can the services in an inventory be organized based on functional commonality?

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 > Service Layers

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