From the Back Cover
You need more than theory to make SOA work.
You need this practical guide.
The challenge today's IT professionals face is not how to build a service. It's how to build a quality service, based on solid design principles and integrated into an architecture that enhances overall business processes. If you are a systems architect or designer, a business analyst, or an IT manager, this book gives you the architecture and design principles along with a methodology that empowers you to meet that challenge. Here are the tools you need to develop services that deliver the benefits of SOA.
Understand how SOA provides improved flexibility, reduced costs, and competitive advantages
Examine the overall enterprise context, architectural layers, domain-specific concepts, and essential service characteristics
Learn how to align SOA with your business, identify services, and create solutions
Explore business architecture and business process modeling
See how to design service interfaces and implementations
Create enterprise services that integrate existing applications and data
Create enterprise solutions from existing services
Apply security blueprints for determining and implementing appropriate safeguards
Utilize successful techniques for flexible servicecomposition and semantic interoperability
Prepare to effectively manage your projects, utilizing best practices and strategies for SOA management and governance
Benefit from detailed case study examples
About the Author
is chief scientist for Wilton Consulting Group, editorial director of the SOA Institute, Director of Architecture for Cutter Consortium, and a respected industry spokesperson.
Boris Lublinsky is lead architect at Navteq, where he is responsible for SOA and BPM implementations.
Kevin T. Smith is a technical director at McDonald Bradley, Inc., where he builds highly secure and data-driven SOA solutions for the U.S. government.
Marc J. Balcer founded ModelCompilers.com, a provider of tools and services for model-based development.