Service-oriented architecture (SOA)
Read the article "The Tao of E-Business Services" from Steve Burbeck (http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/webservices/library/ws-tao/
). Use this article as a foundation for discussing:
a) What are the initial goals of service-oriented architectures?
b) What has already been implemented/What is still missing?
More information on service-oriented architecture can be found in the book in chapter 2.5.