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 builda service. It's how to build a quality service, based on soliddesign principles and integrated into an architecture that enhancesoverall business processes. If you are a systems architect ordesigner, a business analyst, or an IT manager, this book gives youthe architecture and design principles along with a methodologythat empowers you to meet that challenge. Here are the tools youneed 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 applicationsand data
Create enterprise solutions from existing services
Apply security blueprints for determining and implementingappropriate safeguards
Utilize successful techniques for flexible servicecompositionand semantic interoperability
Prepare to effectively manage your projects, utilizing bestpractices and strategies for SOA management and governance
Benefit from detailed case study examples
About the Author
is chief scientist for Wilton ConsultingGroup, editorial director of the SOA Institute, Director ofArchitecture for Cutter Consortium, and a respected industryspokesperson.
Boris Lublinsky is lead architect at Navteq, where he isresponsible for SOA and BPM implementations.
Kevin T. Smith is a technical director at McDonaldBradley, Inc., where he builds highly secure and data-driven SOAsolutions for the U.S. government.
Marc J. Balcer founded ModelCompilers.com, a provider oftools and services for model-based development.