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.
One of the immediate thoughts that struck me as I read James Bean's new book is that it is an excellent text for both the novice and advanced practioner of SOA concepts. Read morePublished on January 2, 2010 by Kelvin D. Meeks
The author did an excellent job of outlining an introduction to SOA that goes beyond the theory that you will find in most SOA books. Read morePublished on December 30, 2009 by Mark Reha
An excellent book.
It begins with a comprehensive introduction to SOA and Web Services concepts and principles. Read more
Most of the SOA books that I have read associate themselves to a particular technology stack such as BizTalk or WebSphere. Read morePublished on December 13, 2009 by Balaganesan Swaminathan