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Lonneke Dikmans lives in the Netherlands with her husband and two children. She graduated with a degree in cognitive science from the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands. She started her career as a usability specialist but went back to school when she lived in California to pursue a more technical career. She started as a JEE developer on different platforms such as Oracle and IBM, and specialized in integration. She now works as an architect, both on projects and as an enterprise architect. She has experience in different industries such as financial services, government, and utilities. She advises companies that want to set up Service Oriented Architecture and Business Process Management. Lonneke was one of the first five technical experts to be recognized as an Oracle Fusion Middleware Regional Director in 2005. In 2007, the program was renamed and is now known as the Oracle ACE program. Lonneke is a BPMN certified professional and was awarded the title of Oracle Fusion Middleware developer of the year by Oracle Magazine in 2007.
Lonneke is the managing partner of Vennster with Ronald van Luttikhuizen. Vennster is a knowledge-driven organization. Vennster's single most important ambition is to help her customers improve their products and services by improving the quality of the information flow. This is accomplished by offering services in the areas of User Experience, Business Process Management, and Service Oriented Architecture.
Lonneke has contributed to the Oracle SOA Suite 11g Handbook, Oracle Press by Lucas Jellema that was published in 2011. She publishes on a regular basis in magazines and on the internet, participates in podcasts, and speaks at international conferences about Service Oriented Architecture and Business Process Management.
Ronald van Luttikhuizen
Ronald van Luttikhuizen lives in Nijmegen, the Netherlands with his partner Susanne. He has over 10 years of experience in IT. Ronald studied Computer Science at the University of Utrecht and University of Wisconsin Madison and received his MSc degree in 2003. Ronald creates valuable solutions for the business using a structured approach to Service Oriented Architecture. He takes into account both technical and functional aspects of a process to come up with a feasible solution. Ronald worked in projects for government, financials, energy, logistics, and services.
Ronald has experience in various roles such as architect, project lead, information analyst, software developer/designer, coach, trainer, team lead, and consultant in a wide variety of enterprise applications. He started his career as a specialist in analysis and design, application development, and application and process integration. The main technology focus in these projects were UML, Java, and XML. In later years, Ronald focused on architecture within service-oriented environments and other types of EAI environments, describing the to-be architecture, defining roadmaps, guiding implementation, and building parts of the solution.
Ronald is a speaker at (international) conferences and regularly publishes articles on Oracle Technology Network, his blog, Java Magazine, Optimize, and participates in OTN ArchBeat Podcasts. In 2008, Ronald was named Oracle ACE for SOA and middleware. Ronald was promoted to Oracle ACE Director in 2010. Ronald wrote several chapters for the Oracle SOA Suite 11g Handbook, Oracle Press by Lucas Jellema and served as a technical reviewer for the book. The book was published in 2011.
I would highly recommend this book to anybody as a first step to understanding SOA.
This book was written to a specific audience and covers the real-world SOA concepts, methodologies, and tools very effectively.
The "breakfast example" is one of the great samples that the authors consistently use throughout the book.
I have read this book in a week. Gave me some edge knowledge on SOA infrastructure, and goes directly to the point. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ernani Pereira de Mattos
The example scenarios in the book helped me to better understand SOA. However, the book presumes some detailed knowledge: for example, it references several times into how the... Read morePublished 15 months ago by W. Walker
This is an easy-to-read and easy-to-follow book that would be great for someone preparing to start the SOA journey. It covers all the foundations adequately. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Manas Deb