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SOA Single Point of Entry Anti-Pattern

Contrary to the title of my blog post, my objective here is not to play a game of buzzword bingo or to talk in three-letter acronyms (TLAs) – although we may have some fun along the way and may even invent some new TLAs.

My objective is to introduce you to an architecture we are increasingly coming across and to set out a structured argument as to why I consider this to be an anti-pattern. If you want a definition of an anti-pattern take a look at Wikipedia.

It was during a conversation with Alistair McLeod that he termed this an “SOA Single Point of Entry Anti-Pattern” so the credit or discredit must fall at Ali’s feet :)

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