SOA Patterns > Service Contract Design Patterns > Concurrent Contracts
Concurrent Contracts (Erl)
How can a service facilitate multi-consumer coupling requirements and abstraction concerns at the same time?
A service’s contract may not be suitable for or applicable to all potential service consumers.
Multiple contracts can be created for a single service, each targeted at a specific type of consumer.
This pattern is ideally applied together with Service Façade to support new contracts as required.
Each new contract can effectively add a new service endpoint to an inventory, thereby increasing corresponding governance effort.