[UNCLASSIFIED]RE: [clug] Web services / SOA reference

Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au
Fri Dec 16 00:27:03 GMT 2005

Richard wrote:

> The implications for this are very broad if taken as gospel. The Register's writers
> suggest that it redefines the way IT and business interact, and I'd tend to agree with
> that point of view. SOA is really a "style" of design. The "art" of SOA is figuring out
> where your service boundaries lie, and why. Once you figure out what each service is,
> then the rest of the architecture tends to fall into place.

I recently saw a few SOA presentations that were a hommage to the theory that all
programming problems can be solved by adding another layer of abstraction. The devil
would seem to be in the detail (boundaries), otherwise all an "Enterprise Services Bus"
would do is to provide a black-box in which to hide the spaghetti the "before" diagram.


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