1.3 How Principles and Patterns Are Used in This Book
As part of its exploration of service-orientation in relation to Java technologies and platforms, this book references and uses established design principles and patterns throughout its chapters.
Service-orientation design principles and SOA design patterns are always capitalized, as follows:
“...the Service Loose Coupling principle is supported via the application of the Decoupled Contract pattern...”
Note, as also demonstrated in this sample statement, a principle or a pattern can be referenced with or without being qualified. In other words, the statement “..when the Decoupled Contract pattern is applied...” has the same meaning as “...when Decoupled Contract is applied...”