Daniel Fisher (lennybacon.com)

SOA, DATA & THE WEB

Thoughts on JBOWS and the victom of "yet another tool"

I really enjoyed reading Nicks post here.

[...]

  • If you take a group of well-meaning and intelligent engineers,
  • and you give them a process that looks like a normal software development process**, and you train them on it, and they believe that this process works...
  • and you add SOA...
  • you get JaBOWS (Just a Bunch of Web Services).

    [...]

    Many companies out there trying to get on the SOA road fail by believing a tool can lead the way.

    We at devcoach use to say: SOA is not about engineering or architecture. It's a mind setting.

    Therefore a tool can at maximum support you on the long road towards service orientation.

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