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Canonical Versioning

Canonical Versioning (Erl)

How can service contracts within the same service inventory be versioned with minimal impact?

Problem

Service contracts within the same service inventory that are versioned differently will cause numerous interoperability and governance problems.

Solution

Service contract versioning rules and the expression of version information are standardized within a service inventory boundary.

Application

Governance and design standards are required to ensure consistent versioning of service contracts within the inventory boundary.

Impacts

The creation and enforcement of the required versioning standards introduce new governance demands.

Architecture

Service, Inventory
Canonical Versioning: When services are versioned according to the same overarching strategy, they can retain their original  standardization and interoperability and are more easily understood by consumer designers.

When services are versioned according to the same overarching strategy, they can retain their original standardization and interoperability and are more easily understood by consumer designers.