The SOA Killer App
SOA tools have been maturing significantly, but even now the SOA tools on the market are still limited in their capabilities. The market has still not delivered a single product that brings together all of the capabilities companies require into a single, Service-oriented tool, including modeling, Service lifecycle management, business visibility, Service consumption, and Service composition. Today, the demand for such a comprehensive tool is emerging, and the requirements and characteristics of this sort of tool are now becoming clearer.
The sort of tool companies require to build Service-oriented applications is not a simplistic extension of the concept of an IDE to the world of Web Services, but rather a new kind of tool that is itself a new kind of application–a tool that promises to disrupt the current tools space and define a new market in the process, in other words, the SOA Killer App.