01 November 2004
Here is a good summary of service-oriented concepts and tenents.
The only quibble I have is that the first section of the document combines SOA and web services into a unified concept. I think this is too limiting, but at the same time it is workable, since services do imply a design that may be distributed. Whether you use web services or some other technology to do the distribution, the fact is that the principles listed in the document will apply.