SOA Controversies Still Going Strong

Patrick Avery

Is SOA dead? The answer to that question was yes when Anne Thomas Manes, a research director with the Burton Group and industry expert on Web services, wrote the obituary for service-oriented architecture in January. IT Business Edge's Loraine Lawson interviewed Manes recently and found out that clarification was needed.


The Knowledge Network's Definitions: SOA document covers the controversy surrounding SOA, including Manes' statements. In addition, it mentions the inability to define what qualifies as an SOA and what does not.


As readers of this conversation, what is your take on SOA? Does it have a future? Help us sort it out by joining the discussion here.

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