It’s just data


Pete Lacey: A better name for SOA, then, might be network-oriented computing (NOC).  This encompasses both WS-* and REST (and most everything else from the socket level up).  We can, if we want, make SOA and resource-oriented architecture (ROA) a subset of NOC.

Kinda.  NOC encompasses REST?, That I’ll buy.  But to say that NOC emcompases protocols which, by design, attempt to abstract away the network?  Well, ... not so much.