SOA Dead?

In a controversial blog post Anne Thomas Manes of the Burton Group asks the question “Is SOA Dead”?

http://apsblog.burtongroup.com/2009/01/soa-is-dead-long-live-services.html

Well I personally don’t really think so. It may not have been the end all be all that various people have touted it to. That does not mean it will not continue to have its own niche. With the economic downturn a lot of things are heading south and a lot of SOA projects have been put on hold or cancelled. That doesn’t mean they won’t be back. Maybe not with the same wide eyed enthusiasm they once had, however that has been a theme consistent with all new technologies that are introduced.

A final point is that while there may be a lot less SOA activity and there is also a lot less motor vehicle production but it is hardly the time to call the automobile dead.

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “SOA Dead?

  1. Pingback: Java Hellenic User Group » Blog Archive » SOA dead or alive

  2. SOA is a “means to an end”, not an objective by itself. It will continue to thrive wherever its use is clearly justified as the best way to solve a particular business or engineering problem.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s