"A fundamental breakthrough in the business and technology perspectives of SOA—this book belongs in every software developer, architect, and IT executive library. Marks and Bell demonstrate a creative and practical approach to building complex, service-oriented systems. I especially liked the hands-on perspective brought to multiple aspects of SOA. A must-have guide in the technology turbulence of the future."
—Ariel Aloni, Chief Technology Officer, SunGard Data Management Solutions
"This outstanding text gets straight to the heart of the matter, cutting through the hyperbole and discussing how to drive real business value through SOA. It will certainly impact my behavior, our governance models, and, subsequently, the successful business outcomes we derive as we continue to embrace SOA. A must-read for battle-scarred SOA veterans and fledgling architects alike."
—Christopher Crowhurst, Vice President and Chief Architect, Thomson Learning
"Too often, SOA has been perceived as 'all about the technology'—standards, technology stacks, operational monitoring, and the like. In this book, Marks and Bell expand beyond the technology to provide a refreshing business-driven perspective to SOA, connecting the dots between business requirements, architecture, and development and operations, and overlaying these perspectives with tried-and-true governance techniques to keep SOA initiatives on track. A must-read for those leading the charge to adopt SOA within their enterprise."
—Brent Carlson, Chief Technology Officer, LogicLibrary and coauthor of SanFrancisco Design Patterns: Blueprints for Business Software
"Marks and Bell have captured a wealth of practical experience and lessons learned in what has become the hottest topic in software development. In this book, they explain in detail what works and what does not, from procedural issues to technical challenges. This book is an invaluable reference for organizations seeking the benefits of SOAs."
—Dr. Jeffrey S. Poulin, System Architect, Lockheed Martin and author of Measuring Software Reuse: Principles, Practices, and Economic Models
"One of the last things companies often consider when implementing a business solution such as SOA is the impact on people. Marks and Bell provide an in-depth look at 'what has to change' from a process standpoint to make any SOA implementation a success. A great read for those considering to embark on an enterprise SOA and looking for the right mix of people, process, and products."
—Alan Himler, Vice President of Product Management and Marketing, LogicLibrary
A fundamental text for understanding SOA. Chapter after chapter offers excellent direction and advice as how to implement SOA, what would require SOA projects, and how to define... Read morePublished 21 months ago by Uma Cardell
Not worth the time investment to read.
Death by a thousand buzzwords.....
I read to page fifty and just skimmed the rest looking for some content - none to be... Read more
I picked up this book long time ago as one of my introductory readings on SOA, along with a few technical books on implementation technologies for SOA. Read morePublished on March 10, 2011 by Rambabu Munjuluri
The book is a decent entry point into the somewhat muddled world of SOA. I rate it a 1 star, however, because the book is heavy on marketing hype and light on details/content. Read morePublished on December 30, 2008 by Ben N.
This book is an excellent SOA technological introduction that presents major architectural concerns that most architects, team leads, developers, and software modelers struggle... Read morePublished on July 1, 2007 by Hormazd M. Pochara
This book is a must read for the Executive and Architect responsible for transforming their business processes and IT infrastructure from something resembling an anchor to an... Read morePublished on June 26, 2007 by Terry L. Jones
Amazon deleted my last negative review so I'm writing another one. This book is nothing but middle manager buzzwards and little content. Read morePublished on June 22, 2007 by ZippyFuzzy
Note: My strong dislike of this book probably says more about me than the book...
As a developer I like books that bridge the technical and the business gap. Read more
"Service Oriented Architecture is a hot topic and will be for times to come however it is often misunderstood topic in the Information Technology field today. Read morePublished on January 22, 2007 by Jai Gulati