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Design Patterns for Wrapping Similar Legacy Systems with Common Service Interfaces

Millard, David, Howard, Yvonne, Chennupati, Swapna, Davis, Hugh, Jam, Ehtesham-Rasheed, Gilbert, Lester and Wills, Gary (2006) Design Patterns for Wrapping Similar Legacy Systems with Common Service Interfaces At European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS) 2006, Switzerland. 04 - 06 Dec 2006.

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Abstract

Web Services are increasingly being used to create a wide range of distributed systems, many of which involve legacy software. Developing service interfaces for these legacy systems can be difficult, as for interoperability reasons it is advantageous to use a common service interface that is independent of the particular legacy system behind it. This enables other services to interoperate with like legacy systems regardless of their implementation. Unfortunately, similar legacy systems can offer subtly different functionality from each other, making agreeing on a common interface difficult. This paper introduces three design patterns for managing this problem: Lowest Common Denominator, Most Popular and Negotiated Interfaces. It formally presents these patterns and reflects on how they have been used within the domain of e-learning to wrap legacy systems that function as databases of objective questions.

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Published date: 2006
Additional Information: Event Dates: 4-6 December, 2006
Venue - Dates: European Conference on Web Services (ECOWS) 2006, Switzerland, 2006-12-04 - 2006-12-06
Organisations: Web & Internet Science, Electronic & Software Systems

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Local EPrints ID: 263084
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/263084
PURE UUID: fb55cb82-aa60-474d-8522-ae3ca07da0c9
ORCID for David Millard: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-7512-2710
ORCID for Hugh Davis: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-1182-1459
ORCID for Gary Wills: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0001-5771-4088

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Date deposited: 09 Oct 2006
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 08:44

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Author: David Millard ORCID iD
Author: Yvonne Howard
Author: Swapna Chennupati
Author: Hugh Davis ORCID iD
Author: Ehtesham-Rasheed Jam
Author: Lester Gilbert
Author: Gary Wills ORCID iD

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