What oriented?

Sean points to a white paper he co-authored on “Service Oriented Integration”. Now, the content is almost all RESTfully delicious, but I can’t get past the terminology. It talks about the need for very generic, coarse grained interfaces (yah!), document flow, etc.., but uses the term “Service Oriented” all over the place too. I know it’s technically a very generic term, but it’s extremely commonly understood to mean application-specific interfaces. IMO, this takes away from the value of the paper, as it doesn’t provide a sufficient “jolt” to the reader proficient and/or familiar with what “Service Oriented Architectures” are, such that they’d recognize the major point the paper is trying to communicate.

But maybe it’s just me.

I was going to write more about services vs. resources here, but it’s late and I’m tired. Perhaps later this week, once I finish the DOA 2003 reviews (eight of them, ick!).

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