See the full post for another timely and insightful reality check from Charles Fitzgerald
Anne Thomas Manes of the Burton Group writes an obituary for SOA and says:
“SOA” has become a bad word. It must be removed from our vocabulary.
An excerpt from later in the post:
Revisionist history requires at least a modicum of truth and this fails to meet the bar. Beyond a common use of the word "service", these "offspring" are all orthogonal or alternatives to SOA, not descendents. It would be more accurate to say SOA was killed by a combination of its own failures and by the availability of lightweight, bottoms-up service approaches that addresses on real customer problems, as opposed to SOA's heavyweight, top-down, consultants by the busload approach.