From the Inside Flap
As hot as SOA is today, many business and technology professionals still find it challenging to join together their various methodologies and objectives. What directions should guide you in identifying new services, analyzing your technological capabilities, and proposing a superior architecture solution? And, how should you model an analysis proposition for a small-scale project or a large enterprise initiative?
Author Michael Bell's previous book, Service-Oriented Modeling: Service Analysis, Design, and Architecture, introduced Service-Oriented Modeling Framework (SOMF) software development methodology and simple SOA Modeling patterns designed to overcome the communication barriers between business and IT professionals.
Now, Bell continues the conversation with SOA Modeling Patterns for Service-Oriented Discovery and Analysis. The patterns provided here offer road-tested analysis, discovery processes, and design solutions to assist you in devising an Analysis Proposition, a modeling artifact that offers a remedy to business or technological concerns.
Reflecting the author's years of SOA knowledge and experience, this authoritative guide for service-oriented projects offers straightforward, focused answers to the challenging questions that come up during the development process to equip you to:
Analyze the problem domain
Analyze services for construction and production
Assess service feasibility for deployment
Employ the SOA modeling language during the service identification and examination process
Identify services and analyze proposed business and technological solutions
Utilize the SOA modeling patterns and anti-patterns for service discovery and analysis
An essential business and technology service-oriented modeling road map for youwhether you are a manager, architect, modeler, analyst, or a developerSOA Modeling Patterns for Service-Oriented Discovery and Analysis empowers your organization with the necessary tools and terminology to develop services that deliver the benefits of SOA. This guide also offers implementation and design best practices for Enterprise 2.0. This is the next SOA generation that has picked up steam recently. The introduced modeling language will assist you with developing a powerful business and technological strategy for SOA Implementations, Virtual Modeling Ventures, and future Cloud Computing Projects.
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The answers and tools you need for a sound service-oriented architecture in your organization
"There is so much hype and distortion in the technology community regarding SOA, what it is and how it will revolutionize technology in organizations. As a business leader, I prefer to understand exactly what the value proposition of a given technology is and how it can be used to benefit my customers. This book gives the reader practical examples on how to leverage SOA and is particularly powerful and insightful since it is written by someone who actually performs what he writes about."
Lisa N. Wolford, President & CEO, CSSS.NET
"Michael Bell is well qualified to offer the first practical guide to achieve the organizational benefits of SOA. He provides the missing link between architecture and results that has eluded many in the industry for years. By understanding the business motivations within an organization first and applying a transparent process of service discovery and analysis, the real benefits of service-orientation can be realized."
Eric Pulier, founder & Chairman, SOA Software, Inc., founder & CEO, ServiceMesh, Inc.
"Michael Bell's new book, SOA Modeling Patterns for Service-Oriented Discovery and Analysis, continues to advance the nascent discipline of SOA modeling that was established in his groundbreaking first book, Service-Oriented Modeling. SOA Modeling Patterns builds on his previous work by adding contextual and structural modeling concepts, and extending the modeling framework from services modeling to enterprise SOA solution modeling. This is a must-read for all SOA practitioners!"
Eric A. Marks, President & CEO, AgilePath Corporation
"SOA Modeling Patterns for Service-Oriented Discovery and Analysis is a profound and professional guide for ascertaining and inspecting services for a project or cross organizational initiative. This book is a fundamental milestone in the era of modern software modeling for SOA, virtual landscapes, and cloud computing, because it provides an insightful 'how to' methodology to promote software reuse, consolidation, loose coupling, and nimbleness."
Max Yankelevich, Chief Architect, Freedom OSSPractical Cloud and Open Source Solutions for the Enterprise
"This book is a must-read for business and technical SOA practitioners. It is well crafted, easy to understand, and most important, underscores the necessity to employ an SOA modeling language when pursuing the service-oriented discovery and analysis discipline. By leveraging these offered SOA best practices, SOA professionals would be able to shorten the time-to-market, and introduce effective and durable services for the organization."
Dr. Bob Chen, Chief Architect, Bunge Global Agribusiness
"SOA Modeling Patterns provides a holistic pattern framework that can be applied incrementally and iteratively. It introduces the concept of virtual modeling of services which is timely given the rapid spread of virtualization and with cloud computing on the horizon. I strongly recommend SOA Modeling Patterns for Service-Oriented Discovery and Analysis to anyone looking for a practical way to introduce SOA to their organization."
Donald Mahaya, Enterprise Architect, Donald Mahaya, Inc.
"Mr. Bell has written a clear, articulate guide to service-oriented discovery and analysis. He provides a road map of discovery and analysis patterns, and then uses them to expertly guide the reader through discovery, categorization, contextual analysis, and structural analysis. This book belongs in every IT professional's library."
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Don Buckley, Enterprise Architect, Innovative Data Solutions, Inc.