Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Integration Forethought over Afterthought?

DevHawk linked to a post by John Evdemon announcing an e-book from Microsoft on SOA.

From the SOA in the Real World book page:
SOA is an architectural approach to creating systems built from autonomous services. With SOA, integration becomes forethought rather than afterthought.This book introduces a set of architectural capabilities, and explores them in subsequent chapters.
Now, I haven't read the book, so take this with appropriate disclaimers of ignorance.

I, for one, would rather build on an architecture that promotes integration as an afterthought, so I don't have to think about it before hand!!!

This post to rest-discuss by Nick Gall quotes some important thinkers. Here is the relevant section:
  • Unexpected reuse is the value of the web
    • Tim Berners-Lee
  • Two of the goals of REST: independent evolvability and design-for-serendipity
    • Roy T. Fielding
  • Engineer for serendipity
    • Roy T. Fielding

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