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Solutions Architect's Handbook

By : Saurabh Shrivastava, Neelanjali Srivastav
Book Image

Solutions Architect's Handbook

By: Saurabh Shrivastava, Neelanjali Srivastav

Overview of this book

Becoming a solutions architect gives you the flexibility to work with cutting-edge technologies and define product strategies. This handbook takes you through the essential concepts, design principles and patterns, architectural considerations, and all the latest technology that you need to know to become a successful solutions architect. This book starts with a quick introduction to the fundamentals of solution architecture design principles and attributes that will assist you in understanding how solution architecture benefits software projects across enterprises. You'll learn what a cloud migration and application modernization framework looks like, and will use microservices, event-driven, cache-based, and serverless patterns to design robust architectures. You'll then explore the main pillars of architecture design, including performance, scalability, cost optimization, security, operational excellence, and DevOps. Additionally, you'll also learn advanced concepts relating to big data, machine learning, and the Internet of Things (IoT). Finally, you'll get to grips with the documentation of architecture design and the soft skills that are necessary to become a better solutions architect. By the end of this book, you'll have learned techniques to create an efficient architecture design that meets your business requirements.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)

SOAP web service architecture

SOAP is a messaging protocol that is used to exchange data in a distributed environment in XML format. SOAP is a standard XML where data is transported in an envelope format called a SOAP Envelope, as shown in the following diagram:

SOAP Envelope for web service data exchange

As shown in the preceding diagram, a SOAP Envelope contains two parts:

  • SOAP Header: The SOAP header provides information on how a recipient of a SOAP message should process it. It contains authorization information to deliver the message to the right recipient and for data encoding.
  • Message Body: The message body contains the actual message in the Web Services Description Language (WSDL) specification. WSDL is an XML format file that describes the Application Programming Interface (API) contract with the message structure, API operations, and the server's Unique Resource Locator (URL) address. Using a WSDL service, a client application can determine where a service is being hosted...