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Short for Service Oriented Analysis and Design. SOAD is a method of (or approach to) software development specially designed for Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). SOAD provides guidance for the design, build, aggregation, and deployment of applications such as web services built with technologies which can include SOAP, WSDL or UDDI.

Also see Understanding "Web Services" in the "Did You Know...?" section of Webopedia.

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