SOA, What’s The Big Deal?
March 16, 2007 Alex Woodie
No disrespect to cavemen, but unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past few years, there’s no way you could have missed the IT industry’s intensifying infatuation with SOA, or service oriented architecture. Like new and revolutionary computing architectures that came before it, SOA is the wonder tonic that promises to cure IT’s troubles, once and for all. Or at least that’s what the vendors say. The problem is, with everybody and his grandmother now riding the SOA bandwagon, the wagon is losing its identity and direction.
In its purest form, SOA refers to a framework for allowing