SOA: Garbage In, Garbage Out

In short, SOA is just one part of establishing an enterprise architecture, and those organizations who think that imposing an SOA alone will bring order out of chaos are sadly misguided. As I’ve said many times before and will say again, solid software engineering practices never go out of style (crisp abstractions, clear separation of concerns, balanced distribution of responsibilities) and while SOA supports such practices, SOA is not a sufficient architectural practice.


Grady Booch