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IT Business Edge blogger Loraine Lawson amused me with her Monty Python reference when discussing the current "health" status of SOA. While it has been declared dead, Lawson tells us that it's "feeling better" and poised for resurrection, according to the same source that heralded its demise in the first place (the Burton Group).
The Burton Group's Anne Thomas Manes wasn't suggesting that SOA was dead as an architectural practice. She meant that the acronym wasn't something that people who supply funds particularly wanted to hear about due to all the hype it generated. Furthermore, Burton Group VP Chris Howard predicted a Lazarus-like resurrection of SOA due to the rise of cloud computing.
Let's hope that SOA isn't "resting," like the very deceased Norwegian Blue that Michael Palin's pet store shopkeeper sells to an obviously incredulous Mr. Praline (John Cleese) in the classic "Parrot Sketch."
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