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100 SOA Questions: Asked and Answered by Ali Arsanjani, Kerrie Holley

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Chapter 10. The Future of SOA

The future is not a result of choices among alternative paths offered by the present, but a place that is created—created first in the mind and will, created next in activity. The future is not some place we are going to, but one we are creating. The paths are not to be found, but made, and the activity of making them, changes both the maker and the destination.

—John Schaar, Futurist

Despite the hype and troughs of disillusionment with new paradigm shifts, SOA will remain as an innovation and a set of best practices. This book is an attempt to educate, add value, and expand the view of what SOA is and what it can be. However, what organizations make of SOA ultimately determines its future. This last chapter looks ...

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