Episode 12 — Short History of Enterprise Architecture (Part 3)

This is the third and final part in a short series on the history of enterprise architecture. In this episode, I describe how the rise of SOA, cloud, agile and DevOps fundamentally disrupted the practice of enterprise architecture.


Network Geometry and Number of Links from Jean-Paul Rodrigue’s book, The Geography of Transport Systems, published in 2020. The full book is available online.

The History of Middleware An article by Glenn Donovon, published in 2015.

Enterprise Application Integration Techniques A presentation by Jim Fenner, probably from the late 1990s but it's hard to know for sure.

Enterprise Application Integration Wikipedia Article.

Enterprise Application Integration An article on the CIO Wiki.

Apache Kafka vs. Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) – Friends, Enemies or Frenemies? An article by Kai Waehner, published in 2018.

Enterprise Service Bus Wikipedia Article.

The Evolution and Erosion of a Service Oriented Architecture in Enterprise Software Masters thesis by Eric Karlsson, published in 2018.

Service Oriented Architecture: A Research Review from the Software and Applications Perspective A paper by John Erickson and Keng Siau, published in 2009.


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