"While a governance process and an enterprise service bus may both distinguish SOA from other architectural approaches and be crucial in SOA's success,"writes JDJ's Larry cable, "the focus on these distinguishing and valuable characteristics of SOA seem to overshadow all else - so much so that one could be forgiven for forgetting the 'services' themselves, and the crucial role and capabilities of the container(s) and runtime(s) that host these service instances in realizing a successful, enterprise-scale, mission-critical SOA deployment."
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"While technology leaders in SOA Governance hammer out ways to get policy enforcement tools to interoperate (which are still long in coming)," asks Cathy Lippert, "what's an architect to do in the meantime? Why, resort to pre-SOA tactics, of course."
These 97 axioms, selected for the O'Reilly book "97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know," represent a valuable aggregation of community insight into the software architecs role and responsibilities.