SOA and REST have become bedrock technologies, Gosling said: "It's become almost pointless to talk about them because they are everywhere." But there has been a drawback in high-volume service proliferation, warned Gosling: "The big problem for me with SOA [and] REST these days is some people get [so] service-happy they'll start building thousands of services that really ought to be coalesced into a smaller number of services."
Cloud, Gosling said, is a buzzword. "The word 'cloud' has become really annoying," because of different spins on how it will do everything, he said. But clouds do offer benefits in management and dynamic capabilities, he noted.
SaaS, meanwhile, is making obsolete the need for integrated application suites such as what Oracle offers, he said. "The necessity for these huge, integrated suites is kind of going away," Gosling said.
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