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I have come across many articles/blogs where authors have strongly hailed the death of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). I could almost hear the laughter pouring out of their writings. Being a big supporter of SOA, I have found myself wondering – have I been following the wrong path all along? Do I need to change the way I think? Then I started to look around. Many newer technologies and concepts have evolved in the past few years. People are starting to take advantage of cloud computing, SAAS (Software as a Service), multitudes of on-demand platforms and many more. Now, I started thinking – is SOA really dead? In order to effectively utilize these newer concepts, I believe we need SOA more than ever because it gives us loose-coupling. People often forget that the key principal behind SOA is loose-coupling. We cannot achieve SOA just by throwing services (WCF, Web Service); we need loosely coupled systems.

Posted on Friday, January 7, 2011 10:57 PM Enterprise Computing , General , Architecture | Back to top


Comments on this post: Is SOA really dead?

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SOA is only dead to those who it is too complex for. My company has been using it to solve real issues for a few years now. With newer tools SOA has become easier to do!
Left by DBuckner on Jan 08, 2011 1:58 AM

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I think, your opinion is similar to what Anne Thomas Manes tried to say in her blog-SOA is Dead; Long Live Services.
The SOA as a buzzword is dead, but its good aspects(loosely coupled,standardization and more..) will be required from now on.
Left by TA on Jan 08, 2011 1:56 PM

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People often forget that the concepts behind SOA existed long before SOA buzzword came about. Many of us constantly used these concepts and aspects without giving a second thought.
Left by Ahsan on Jan 13, 2011 11:59 AM

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