By John Clingan-Oracle on Feb 16, 2006
The past few days I've been up at the Santa Clara office. While at this morning's office (Starbucks), I thought I would try to catch up whip up a blog entry. I have no idea what the conversations & buzz of the past few days is as I am locked up in a room. One thing is for sure, internal meetings @ Sun are not a 9-5 affair. When Sun flies in folks from around the globe, the powers that be want their money's worth
I'm with a bunch of enterprise architects talking SOA. Want to go down a rat hole? Ask 25 architects to come to agreement on a definition of SOA Sun is doing many things SOA these days. IMHO, we've been doing SOA long before SOA was formally called SOA. For some odd reason, SOA these days gets equated with WS-\*. I first heard about SOA back when Jini hit the street and SOA had been around long before that. Everyone I talk to agrees that SOA != WS-\*, but then in the context of 95% of the conversations insert WS-\* anyway. It seems to be the context and means of interoperability the industry (as a whole) agrees upon.
If you want me to give you a definition of SOA, well, I'm not going down that rat hole