A paradigm shift is on the horizon for the way computer applications are designed, developed and deployed. The focus is shifting away from the development structure of ‘one program equals one application’ to one application made up of a collection of small functional components referred to as services. While the technology is still evolving, it is imperative that information systems programs become proactive in integrating the concepts of the Service Oriented Architecture into their curriculum and providing exposure to its associated tools in the classroom. However, migrating to these new technologies is not trivial. This paper provides an overview of one university’s experience of introducing this new paradigm into the college classroom though utilizing Microsoft’s .NET environment.
Murray, Meg C., "Building an Understanding of the Service-Oriented Architecture: One University's Experience with Implementing Microsoft's .NET Platform" (2004). SAIS 2004 Proceedings. 2.