WOA [Web-Oriented Architecture] is the route to SOA, and, along the way, we might just forget about SOA as WOA grows and gets SOA-like features. SOA is too hard to understand, and does not lend itself to people just doing it. In the end, we will forget SOA and just use WOA.


on losing on differentiation

By and large my opinion is that 70% of those drag the topic ultilately to web-services or similar technical topics. Rest of the 30% who tend to remain pure in terms of SOA as a concept also fail to bring realistic and implementation-level view-point on how IT can be transformed using SOA. So in nut-shell, SOA is loosing the differentiation it tried to create all these years…

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