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Service Statelessness

Service Statelessness is one of eight design principles that is part of the service-orientation design paradigm.

The official definition for this principle states the following:

"Services minimize resource consumption by deferring the management of state information when necessary."

Common concepts and terms associated with the application of this principle include:

  • active and passive (primary states)
  • stateful and stateless (primary state conditions)
  • context, session, and business (state information types)
  • context data and context rules (context data types)
  • non-deferred state management
  • partially deferred memory
  • partial architectural state management deferral
  • full architectural state management deferral
  • internally deferred state management

For more information, visit Service-Oriented Principles.

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