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Oracle SOA Suite Developer's Guide [Paperback]

by Matt Wright, Antony Reynolds
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Book Description

March 18, 2009 1847193552 978-1847193551 1
This book is a comprehensive guide, split into three sections. The initial section of the book provides an introduction to the Oracle SOA Suite and its various components, and will give you a fast-paced hands-on introduction to each of the key components in turn. The next section illustrates the usage of the various components of the SOA Suite to implement a real-world SOA-based solution with the help of an example of an online auction site (oBay). The final section covers other considerations such as the packaging, deployment, testing, security, and administration of SOA applications. This book targets developers and technical architects who work in the SOA domain. The primary purpose of the book is to provide them with a "hands on" practical guide to using and applying the Oracle SOA Suite in the delivery of real-world composite applications. It presumes basic understanding of the concepts of SOA, as well as some of the key standards in this space, including web services (SOAP, WSDL), XML Schemas, and XSLT (and XPath).

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About the Author

Matt Wright has been involved with standards-based Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) since shortly after the initial submission of SOAP 1.1 to the W3C in 2000, and has worked with some of the early adopters of BPEL since its initial release in 2002. Since then, he has been a passionate exponent of SOA and has been engaged in some of the earliest SOA-based implementations across EMEA and APAC. He is currently a Director of Product Management for Oracle Fusion Middleware in APAC, where he is responsible for working with organizations to educate and enable them in realizing the full business benefits of SOA in solving complex business problems. As a recognized authority on SOA, Matt is also responsible for evangelizing the Oracle SOA message and is a regular speaker and instructor at private and public events. He also enjoys writing and publishes his own blog ( Matt holds a B.Sc. (Eng) in Computer Science from Imperial College, University of London.

Antony Reynolds has worked with Oracle BPEL from the days before Oracle acquired Collaxa in 2004 and with it the product now known as the Oracle BPEL Process Manager. Since then Antony has been a keen evangelist of the power of SOA and has worked with key European customers to help them realize the power of the Oracle SOA Suite within their own organizations. Prior to joining Oracle, Antony was a system architect working on the Galileo Computerized Reservation System. The business-driven architecture skills Antony learned there have proven invaluable in helping him to see beyond initial flashy solutions and understand the issues that will come with implementing SOA solutions in a high-volume 24x7 environment. With more than 20 years of IT experience Antony has always focused on secure, high-volume systems on the leading edge of the technology curve and is now a leading proponent of business-focused SOA at Oracle.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 652 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing; 1 edition (March 18, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847193552
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847193551
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.5 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,521,746 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Most complete resource to Oracle SOA Suite May 20, 2009
A brief background on my credentials - I'm with Interway , a company that provides software products to companies to help with their SOA needs (among other things).

The Oracle SOA Suite Developer's Guide ([...]) describe Oracle SOA Suite as a large and complex piece of software. The Oracle SOA Suite Developer's Guide by Matt Wright and Antony Reynolds provides a hands-on guide on how to actually use the Oracle SOA Suite in the implementation of real-world SOA applications.

Initially, the book presents an in-depth look at the components of the SOA Suite, specifically ESB, BPEL, Rule, BAM. It then proceeds into a discussion of specific areas that need to be considered when developing a SOA based solution, such as the design of the service contract, validation, error handling or message interaction patterns. The remainder of the book covers the packaging, deployment, and testing of SOA applications. Last but not least, it also provides details on how to use Web Service Manager to secure and administer SOA applications.

Throughout the book, Oracle JDeveloper is used as the primary development tool to build applications for deployment into the SOA Suite. The book provides a working example of an online auction site that is practical and help developers and architects get started. The code samples can be downloaded. All examples are built on version of the Oracle SOA Suite. In general, the author does an excellent job of speaking about SOA in a very structured and clear way. I found the book straightforward and easy to read.

To conclude, the Oracle SOA Suite Developer's Guide is a well-structured and easy-to-understand book. This book will provide the reader with a good feel for each of the components of the Oracle SOA Suite and how to use them.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Book I've Bought All Year April 17, 2009
By Endru
This is by far one of best book I have bought all year. Unlike other technical books, this one does more than just explain "how" to do A, B, and C, but goes to great lengths to explain the concepts. I found it very useful to understand why we were doing what we were doing, and how it has real world implications and applications.

I found the book to be clear and concise, without the endless overly academic and author glorifying drivel of other books I have purchased. The Oracle SOA Suite Developer's Guide works through relevant and detailed examples, with code samples that can be downloaded. The best way to understand the products and the concepts is to use them, and this is the best resource I have found.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent overview of SOA Suite June 12, 2009
I enjoyed reading this book on how to implement SOA Suite and tools with Oracle technology. It is a nice introduction to the concepts and tools for the Oracle SOA Suite Stack. The tutorials on how to use the SOA Suite tools such as BAM are quite informative and easy to follow. I would like to see more tips on how to deploy SOA Suite with other core systems such as Oracle R12 EBS and third party applications along with actual case studies.
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3.0 out of 5 stars SOA Suite basics May 9, 2009
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This book covers the basics of the tool stack very well.
What I would really like from a book is coverage of the problem areas that one encounters using the tools.
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