Back in 2009, Anne Thomas Manes rocked the SOA world with three simple words: "SOA is dead." Manes, a vice president and distinguished analyst at Stamford, Conn.-based Gartner Inc., was making the controversial point that while many people were using SOA technology, very few had a fundamental understanding of the SOA architectural style. Manes' view of SOA adoption has changed since then. In this Q&A, Manes discusses the current state of SOA, and why she thinks "people are starting to actually get the architecture."
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