Service Oriented Architectures




At this weeks Java One conference, Sun introduced its latest release of the Java platform, Java 2 Standard Edition 5.0, and Project Kitty Hawk, “a new initiative encompassing expanded SOA-enabling capabilities in Sun well as a new SOA Readiness Assessment offering”.

Is it just me or have we substituted one buzzword (web services) for another (service oriented architectures)? Has anything really changed, or are we just using a new word because web services are so last year? I know that I’m oversimplifying things. I wish that the industry would simplify things a bit rather than throw WS- specs around. Yes, I know that without security and a lot of the other stuff that the WS- specs address we can’t seem to function. I’m just worried that in trying to make life easier for developers, we have made life harder for them.