does MEF apply the SOA paradigm?
in this post I’m going to argue that the Manage Extensibility Framework (MEF),
therefore MEF is actually, in-process implementation of the SOA paradigm.
when we speaking about SOA we used to think about technologies like web services and WCF,
which is cross process technologies.
but does SOA define that services should always be consumed from the clouds?
local services like loggers, rule engine, cache and more are everyday practice for in-process services.
What make your architecture, service oriented?
different architect having different opinions of how to construct SOA architecture,
but most of them agree that SOA design should apply to the 4 tenets of SOA.
The 4 tenets of SOA
How MEF apply to the 4 tenets?
for any reference but the reference for the services contract.
(composition will find export that mach the import contract).
instantiation policy, recomposition.
despite MEF being an in-process technology it does apply to the 4 tenet of SOA,
therefore it can consider as such.