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Everything I Need to Know about SOA I Learned from Linux

Oct 02, 2007, 21:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Shawn Hermans)

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"While there are volumes of online magazines, blogs, trade magazines, and books written about Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), everything I need to know about SOA, I already learned from Linux and the Open Source Software movement.

"For those of you who have managed to avoid the plethora of aforementioned publications, SOA is the latest IT industry craze. Some cynical people in the IT industry (myself included) think that SOA is a marketing buzzword vendors use to sell their high-priced 'SOA-enabled' products to clueless IT managers. While SOA definitely qualifies for buzzword status, there is substance to the SOA concept. There is no single definition for the term SOA, but most definitions focus on creating a flexible architecture using software services..."

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