Explore the SOA software design paradigm, where services are provided to components by components.
Service-oriented architecture (SOA) is a software design style that provides services to other components over a network. Explore the basics of SOA, including its architecture, services, XML, and layers. Windows Communication Foundation (WCF) is a Microsoft framework for building service-oriented applications. Examine WCF as an example of SOA, including how to manage WCF services and security.