Service Oriented Architecture Empirical Study

The Nineteenth International Conference on Software Engineering and Knowledge Engineering (SEKE 2007)
pages 628-631, July 2007, Boston MA, USA.

Mohammad Abu-Matar and Jeff Offutt


Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) has been proposed as model for distributed software development that surpasses the traditional Distributed Object Architecture (DOA) practices in many areas. However, no empirical studies have been conducted to verify the claimed benefits. This study is a first attempt at presenting empirical evidence regarding the benefits of SOA. It is a comparison between traditional DOA and SOA. The two technologies were compared on the basis of code size and development time. The results show that, as a whole, the subject application was faster to develop using the SOA method. However, the application size was larger than that developed in the DOA method.

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