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Product Details

  • Paperback: 292 pages
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (December 20, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849684162
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849684163
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,378,218 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Lonneke Dikmans

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.

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I would highly recommend this book to anybody as a first step to understanding SOA.
Rich Burke
This book was written to a specific audience and covers the real-world SOA concepts, methodologies, and tools very effectively.
Jason G Buck
The "breakfast example" is one of the great samples that the authors consistently use throughout the book.
Frank Nimphius

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Frank Nimphius on February 20, 2013
Format: Paperback
Just finished reading "SOA Made Simple" by Lonneke Dikmans and Ronald van Luttikhuizen, published in 12/2012 by Packt Publishing and use this summary to share my thoughts.

"SOA Made Simple" is a very good book that - beside of helping readers to do SOA right - will have an impact to how you look at going out for breakfast. The "breakfast example" is one of the great samples that the authors consistently use throughout the book.In addition, this book is well written and covers really no fluff but just stuff. Reading this book you learn what SOA is, the benefit it brings to IT, as well as how you design and model your SOA and services.

Whenever Packt asks me to review and write about a new book, I ask for a printed copy so I can annotate the page with comments and questions. My copy of this 257 page book has a lot of annotations, mostly about information I want to share in my review.Too many annotations, which clearly indicates I liked the book, though I am not directly involved in SOA (which probably makes me the perfect candidate for reading this book). According to the Preface, yes I read this too, the book is "for anyone (architect, designer, developer, administrator, team lead) who is implementing or is about to implement SOA in anIT-related environmenet". Well, I would call this mission accomplished and recommend you to buy this book for your learning and career.

So lets have a look what this book covers and what I liked so much:

Chapter 1: Understanding the Problem

This chapter is a well structured introduction to the current state of IT that leads to a problem statement that demands for SOA to come for the rescue. However, though A SOA book, the authors don't make it too obvious that SOA is the answer.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rich Burke on March 28, 2013
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I purchased this book for the sole purpose to get myself familiarized with SOA concepts and principles. I was not looking for anything too detailed but rather a way to educate myself on what SOA is, how it is implemented, terminology and use cases. I found this book to be exactly what I was looking for. The concepts and principles were laid out in easy to understand language with just the right amount of detail.

I did find some of the charts and figures somewhat abstract, but the text was very clear, the use cases relevant, and it was all very easy to understand.

I would highly recommend this book to anybody as a first step to understanding SOA.
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There is good, practical coverage of topics such as building the SOA business case and roadmap, service identification, service versioning and governance.

The section on operationalizing SOA was particularly well written. This is often a gap or an afterthought in deployments. It has always been my strong believe that the entire SOA lifecycle needs to mature over time.

It's obvious this book was written by SOA practitioners and not theorist like many of the early SOA books. I enjoyed the pragmatic approach and recommend the book to new SOA practitioners.

The entire review is on my blog at -[...]
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By Chris Muir on March 21, 2013
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A few weeks ago Packt Publishing asked would I review this book written by Lonneke Dikmans & Ronald van Luttikhuizen. Being a so called FMW expert, but (self-induced) pigeon holed in the ADF space I always take these offers, a good book provides an opportunity to widen my understanding of the topics & keep up with trends. Besides I know Lonneke & Ronald personally from my time as part of the Oracle ACE Directorship before I joined Oracle & they've always impressed me as knowledgeable and down to earth people (and this also declares my bias in reviewing their new book).

Now I must admit I started reading this book & by the end of chapter one I was concerned the book was going to be an overall dry read, the opening chapter discusses architecture "ontologies", a word that required a careful check of the dictionary on my part. But with some perseverance & completing chapter two, in fact I completed the rest of the book in one sitting. Somehow the ontologies grabbed me ;-)

So where this book makes it, is, to carry the joke forward is in its focus on SOA ontologies, with a careful if not methodical consideration of what makes a SOA project and services and how to proceed. In less than 300 pages it covers many of the basic SOA concepts you need to know to understand SOA, and also what you'll need to do as part of a SOA project, without getting bogged down in detail. Thus the title SOA Made Simple I guess.

Frank's already given a good run down of the chapters, but to summarize the book first introduces you to different IT architectures and where SOA fits in, then what is a service, the cornerstone of SOA projects. Next how to identify & classify services, & only then are you introduced to the SOA platform, that is the different vendor solutions and their capabilities.
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