From the reviews:
"It's a great book, marvelous in breadth and depth. An impressive achievement. I particularly liked the modeling handbook examples." Bob Haugen, Business Technology Consultant and Contributor to REA standardization in ISO, UN/CEFACT and ebXML, UK
"I enjoyed reading it very much, it gave many new insights into REA and its applications." Paul Johannesson, Stockholm University and Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden
"This book by Pavel Hruby is destined to become a landmark in business modeling. Pavel heralds the replacement of traditional workflow-oriented modeling with a new breed of approaches that focus on delivering change-resilient and highly reusable business models. I highly recommend this book to you!" Krzysztof Czarnecki, University of Waterloo, Canada
"The value of the book: it elucidates how to capture hidden requirements about business processes through a set of patterns. … The book also presents some practical examples that help the reader to better assimilate its concepts. … Hruby’s book is a very welcome addition to the field of business and process modeling, an area where information technology (IT) professionals are desperately seeking better ways to grasp the evolving complex reality of day-to-day business." (Jair Merlo, ACM Computing Reviews, Vol. 49 (4), April, 2008)
"Model-driven software development can certainly benefit from the emergence of good design pattern catalogs. … In this book, Pavel Hruby takes a novel approach, presenting the resource-event-agent (REA) model for model-driven software development. … This flexibility makes it useful for the development of business applications. … the design approach proposed by the REA model is certainly valuable." (Fernando Berzal, ACM Computing Reviews, Vol. 49 (2), February, 2008)
Pavel Hruby works at Microsoft Development Center Copenhagen in Denmark as part of an architecture team developing the framework for next-generation business software applications that exploit business patterns as one of their primary modeling abstractions. Pavel’s experience includes the application of patterns in object-oriented frameworks, models, and model transformations. He is active in the patterns community, is a member of the Hillside Group and Hillside Europe, and was a chairman of VikingPLoP 2002, the First Nordic Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs.