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David Mitchell Smith
VP & Gartner Fellow
16 years at Gartner
30 years IT industry

David Mitchell Smith is a vice president and Gartner Fellow in Gartner Research, where he specializes in the impact of catalytic technologies such as the Internet, Web 2.0, cloud computing and consumer technologies. Read Full Bio

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Good SOA!

by David M. Smith  |  February 9, 2009  |  1 Comment

Warning! If you are not an appreciator of SOA humor, you shouldn’t read this.

With all the hoopla over the proclamation of SOA being dead and all, I’ve been listening to discussions about whether it is or not. I keep hearing of ‘good SOA’ and ‘bad SOA”’.  And I can’t stop thinking about naming a cute dog SOA so I can say “Good SOA, aren’t you a good boy…”.


And in the course of my research I searched for prior art and found what might be called Bad SOA .

Now I better go research “good cloud” as it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that one coming… wait, here it is,


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  • 1 Nick Gall   February 9, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    ROFL! Hilarious David, and spot (pun) on. Now that I know what SOA means in the dog world, I’ll never look at SOA the same way.