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Time passes

In an otherwise fine piece by Pat Helland, there was this, from out of nowhere: "Moving to SOA is like moving from Newton's Universe to Einstein's Universe.". As things stand, moving to SOA seems more like moving to a dark age. Otherwise, I'm hoping Helland follows up with a piece on CAP, which seems to distributed data as the Uncertainty Principle is to physics - a hard constraint.

May 18, 2007 08:31 PM


Bill de hOra
(May 19, 2007 01:11 PM #)

"You may want to ask Pat what he considers SOA."

You nailed it Mike. That's the problem.

I found it jarring, because he seeme to have swapped out "distributed systems" for "SOA", which rendered the acronym even more meaningless to me than before. The only ones who can benefit from such a broad term are marketeers, the rest of us are left scratching our heads wondering what the implications of agree/disgaree are.

Richard Veryard
(May 22, 2007 06:48 PM #)

Nature and Nature's law lay hid in night:
God said, 'Let Newton be!,' and all was light.

It did not last: the Devil shouting 'Ho.
Let Einstein be,' restored the status quo,

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