While we discussed moving to a Service-Oriented Architecture before at the dev summit in January 2014, we didn't come to a full agreement then. We have since cautiously moved in this direction, but recent discussions show that many of the same questions are still open.
The developer summit 2016 is a good opportunity to revisit these questions, and reflect on the experiences we have gained since. Moving to SOA touches many areas, including the distribution strategy for third-party users (ex: T87774, T113210), our API and content strategy. Because it touches so many areas, it is important to get more clarity on what moving to SOA means to us, and where we stand on this now.