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SOA and Web Services Interface Design: Principles, Techniques, and Standards (The MK/OMG Press) Paperback – November 4, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-0123748911 ISBN-10: 0123748917 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: The MK/OMG Press
  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann; 1 edition (November 4, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0123748917
  • ISBN-13: 978-0123748911
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 7.3 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #659,384 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the Back Cover

Today's enterprise is experiencing tremendous economic and market pressures. Growth and more importantly survival require broad-scale interoperability, rapid delivery and agility. SOA can help to enable transformation of today's enterprise from responsive to anticipatory, where new capabilities are assembled from reusable services. Yet a lack of SOA and servicing formalism impedes this business transformation. A well-defined service interface design process and combined with effective techniques and patterns are critical to SOA success.

In his new book, data architecture guru James Bean teaches you exactly how to design service interfaces and emphasizing the interoperability afforded by Web services. These services are capable of being extended to accommodate changing business needs and promote integration simplicity.

The book first provides an overview of critical SOA and service design principles of loose coupling, interoperability, extensibility, reuse, and discoverability. Each successive chapter then offers explicit, real-world techniques for ensuring compliance with these principles. Using a focused, tutorial-based approach, the book provides working syntactical examples developed using the Altova XML SpyT tooling and described by Web services standards such as XML, XML Schemas, WSDL and SOAP. Moreover, these examples and techniques can be used to directly implement interface design procedures, allowing you to immediately generate value from your efforts.  There is simply no other volume that provides as deep, concise, and practical sets of design techniques and patterns.

  • Provides chapters on topics of introductory WSDL syntax and XML Schema syntax, taking you through fundamental concepts and into deeper techniques, thus allowing you to quickly climb the learning curve.
  • Provides working syntactical examples described by Web services standards such as XML, XML Schemas, WSDL and SOAP that can be used to directly implement interface design procedures.
  • Real-world examples generated using the Altova XML SpyT tooling reinforce applicability, allowing you to immediately generate value from your efforts.
  • A companion website with all artwork and code examples accompanies the book.

About the Author

James Bean is the President and CEO of the Relational Logistics Group. He is the author of the books: the "Sybase Client/Server EXplorer" © 1996 Coriolis Group Books and "XML Globalization and Best Practices" © 2001, and has written numerous magazine articles for technology journals. He is also the Chairman of the Global Web Architecture Group.

More About the Author

Q: So who am I ?
A: I am a long time SOA, Enterprise and Data Architect. I've authored 5 books and seen them in print, as well as numerous magazine articles. I am also a patent holder in the technology and SOA spaces.

Q: What do I speak to and write about ?
A: SOA, Web Services, SOAP, WSDL, XSD, XML, Enterprise Architecture, Governance, IT Strategy, Data Services, Data and Metadata.

Q: Is ReST better than SOAP ?
A: Both ReST and SOAP have advantages and disadvantages. It is more important to identify the requirements and patterns, before jumping to a specific solution.

Q: Why is SOA so important ?
A: SOA has become a critical architecture that enables business solutions. It plays a role is process management, service compostion, data access, information services and integration.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 30, 2010
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James publication, "XML for Data Architects" is an invaluable desk reference for any Enterprise Architect developing canonical information models for a messaging platform.

The book, "SOA nad Web Services Interface Design" uses a similar accessible style to present a methodology and techniques for canonical XML message design. Architects utilising industry information standards including ACORD and TM Forum SID (or IBM's FSDM / IAA) would benefit greatly from the insights provided in this publication
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Vilayanur Krishnan on December 12, 2009
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This body of work breaks new ground in the subject of "service" design patterns, schema extension patterns that are crucial to addressing the concerns that many organizations in their advanced stages of SOA maturity are starting to encounter. Key questions answered - how do I extend my "services" to accommodate changing business needs so as to a) not be disruptive to my business, b) be adaptive c) be cost effective. Simply stated, organizations that have been through initial SOA deployments are starting to ask the following questions: how do I create newer "service" offerings by extending already deployed "services" such that I do not break existing service contracts and I do not have to create new deployment instances of these newly versioned "services".

The book delves a number of areas that are key to service design and development such as canonical models. I believe vendors responsible for developing tools for SOA would benefit from the patterns described in this text.
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By elDiscoB on May 28, 2011
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Some good insights (Importance of data in a SOA, etc.) but the major part of the book will have a flavor of 'Déjà-vu' for those who already familiar with SOA, XML and design by contract.
Well written and clear content though.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Thomas E. Seeley on June 21, 2011
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I did not like the book, neither its style nor its content. The style was marked by repetition and loquaciousness. The tone was like that of the party bore who dearly loves listening to himself. This might be acceptable for a master's thesis. This, however, is a publication demanding a hefty price. I expect much more readability for my money - not such pedantic lecturing.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Zoran on June 11, 2011
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This book touches on the most important SOA concepts, however it lacks on depth. It might be good as an introductory material for those new to SOA but not more than that. Throughout the book, there is a feel of absence of any author's real life experience in the matter, which is also reflected through the trivial examples included.
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