Composing hosted services
Service assembly is finally showing up on the radar as an issue in service-oriented architectures, but in an interesting and perhaps revealing spin, some of the most telling examples are surfacing from the realm of hosted services.
Personally I think this is indicative of where service-oriented architectures are heading, although I know it goes against the grain of mainstream thinking to say that. Jeff Schneider, at least, agrees with me: "Services will be built, bought, leased and borrowed," he wrote in his blog last week. "Recombining services, from anywhere, for value-add solutions is at the heart of a Service Oriented Enterprise."