Piet Jan Baarda, maandag 10 november 2008
Over the last couple of years there has been a tremendous interest in Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). It can safely be classified as a hype. As hypes go it follows the Gartner hype cycle. We now seem to be in ‘Trough of disillusionment’. Signals of ‘SOA fatigue’ are appearing everywhere. Professional architects, of course, are not concerned with hypes, and have recognized the true value of SOA from the start. This article will illustrate SOA’s true value by describing practical scenario’s where cases exist for developing services. The actual composition of a complete business case will not be described. Aspects specific for service business cases are treated.