In the second keynote of NSBCon 2015, Ted Neward introduces the concept of Platform-Oriented Architecture (POA) as the logical successor to the currently used SOA/REST architectural approaches. POA is a developer-focused approach that has an established communication backplane, an entity definition, a built in agent model and a set of expectations around various execution topics. Ted also talks about the relationship between POA and operating systems, programming languages, and database engines.
If you want to learn more about Ted's vision of POA watch his video here:
Ted Neward is "The Dude of Software."