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Building an SOA without the hype

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kohsuke
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from http://www.computerweekly.com/Articles/2006/03/14/214715/BuildinganSOAwi...
And anyone without an SOA strategy may as well give up and go home, because everyone else has got one.

The thing is, SOA is not a new concept. IT started out as a service to business; network providers offer a service to connect computers together; the chargeback scheme some IT directors use to charge business departments for IT; and the whole concept of utility-based computing relies on the premise of a service oriented approach to IT. Moreover, operating systems, databases and infrastructure middleware provide software architecture which deliver services that applications can use. Sounds very much like an SOA.