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RE: Will The Real SOA Please Sit Down?

soa term

If no-one can agree what a term means, just stop using it.

Michael Kay


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bullard, Claude L (Len) [mailto:len.bullard@i...] 
> Sent: 10 January 2006 15:04
> To: xml-dev@l...
> Subject:  Will The Real SOA Please Sit Down?
> Given the following definitions, 
> o  Which is more wrong than the others. 
> o  Which is the least useful?
> "SOA is an architectural paradigm whose goal is to achieve 
> loose coupling
> among interacting 
> software applications. Applications invoke a series of 
> discrete services in
> order to perform 
> a certain task. A service is a unit of work done by a service 
> provider to
> achieve desired 
> end results for a service consumer." Amir Shevat
> http://www.oreillynet.com/pub/wlg/8951
> (Service-Oriented Architecture) Formerly called a 
> "distributed objects"
> architecture, the 
> SOA term was coined at the turn of the century as Web services were
> evolving. CORBA and DCOM 
> are examples of earlier SOAs. See CORBA, DCOM and Web 
> services. - Computer
> Desktop Encyclopedia via Answers.com
> "The SOA abstracts and exposes business functions as services 
> that connect
> multiple business 
> applications in homogeneous or heterogeneous environments." 
> Oracle magazine
> len
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