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Is SOA just a fancy word?

 
Kishore Dandu
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Well people have been doing web services stuff. But to give a fancy name like SOA is it for publicity so that the consultants make more money.

Sure sounds like that for me( similar to XP and Agile that are thrown in for last 1-2 years to milk the clients).
 
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Originally posted by Kishore Dandu:
Well people have been doing web services stuff. But to give a fancy name like SOA is it for publicity so that the consultants make more money.

As Thomas mentioned in some thread already, the term "service-oriented architecture" has been around since before web services. Yes, it has become a buzzword but that doesn't change its underlying value.

Originally posted by Kishore Dandu:
Sure sounds like that for me( similar to XP and Agile that are thrown in for last 1-2 years to milk the clients).

Again, XP has been around for over 5 years with that name and people have been reported developing software in a manner very close to XP since the 70's... I have noticed that many books have embedded the word "agile" in their titles for rather weak reasons, but milking the clients? How can you milk the clients if they see every couple of weeks how much concrete software you have written? I would rather say that spending 6 months writing Word documents is a lot more "milking the client" than XP, FDD, Scrum, etc. are
 
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