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The Definitive Guide to SOA: Oracle Service Bus (Expert's Voice) Paperback – September 24, 2008

ISBN-13: 978-1430210573 ISBN-10: 1430210575 Edition: 2nd ed. 2008
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David Schorow has over 20 years of experience working on enterprise software. David is the chief architect for BEA AquaLogic Service Bus and has guided its development and evolution from the first release through subsequent releases. Prior to joining BEA Systems, David was the chief Java architect at the NonStop division of Hewlett Packard, overseeing the development of a wide variety of Java projects, including the NonStop Java JVM, NonStop SQL JDBC drivers, the port of WebLogic Server to the NonStop platform, and other demanding Java products. David has extensive experience in high-performance transaction processing systems, the application environments used in demanding industries such as stock exchanges, airlines, healthcare, and banking.

Jeff Davies, principal architect at BEA Systems AquaLogic, has 20 years of experience in the software field. Jeff has extensive experience developing retail applications, such as Act! for Windows and Macintosh and a number of other commercially available applications, principally in the telecommunications and medical fields. His background also includes the development, design, and architecture of enterprise applications. Prior to joining BEA Systems, Jeff was the chief architect at Covad Communications, responsible for their service-oriented architecture and the acquisition and deployment of Covad's Enterprise Service Bus. Now at BEA, Jeff is focused on the AquaLogic product line.

Samrat Ray has over 10 years of experience in the architecture, design and implementation of Java/J2EE based enterprise software. Samrat is a product manager at Oracle Corporation, where he is responsible for RASP (Reliability, Availability, Scalability, Performance) aspects of multiple products in the SOA Suite. As the performance architect for AquaLogic Service Bus at BEA Systems, Samrat has been a key contributor to the architecture and design of the product. He is responsible for multiple innovative features that enable users to build scalable and flexible service-oriented architectures using Oracle Service Bus. Samrat has extensive experience in the areas of high-volume transaction processing and high-performance message-oriented systems.

David Rieber has more than 14 years of experience working on software development. David has been a member of the BEA AquaLogic Service Bus team since its inception. David is the security architect for AquaLogic Service Bus (ALSB), and has designed and implemented its security model, as well as influenced other core functionality in ALSB. Prior to joining BEA Systems, David was a senior software developer at Sun Microsystems, where he worked on Sun's HotSpot Java Virtual Machine. David has a master's degree in computer science from Stanford University.
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Product Details

  • Series: Expert's Voice
  • Paperback: 550 pages
  • Publisher: Apress; 2nd ed. 2008 edition (September 24, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1430210575
  • ISBN-13: 978-1430210573
  • Product Dimensions: 8 x 1.2 x 10.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #701,134 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By b on August 1, 2010
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They need to take this off the market, totally outdated. This does not resemble Oracle's current product(s).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By S Walker on November 20, 2008
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This book provides a very good launch pad for embarking on a SOA infrastructure within an Enterprise. While the examples and anecdotes are specific to the Oracle Service Bus product, the concepts are universally applicable to any ESB, and SOA strategy. I particularly liked chapter #7, Asynchronous Messaging, for providing useful patterns in decoupling message consumers from message producers, and chapter 9, Advanced Messaging Topics, describing how to constrain my service consumers with "Service Throttling". With plenty of examples, and step-by-step instructions, this book provides a good tutorial for first-time OSB users, and a reliable reference for more seasoned ALSB/OSB professionals.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sazi Temel on January 29, 2009
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I wrote on earlier version of this book, "An ESB is in the core of most enterprise SOA implementations and AquaLogic Service Bus (ALSB) is one of the leading ESB. This book covers all the features expected from a modern ESB using realistic use cases and samples that run on ALSB. Once you downloaded the samples you will have a library of solutions that may be applied to your own projects or may be used to explore ALSB features. In addition the book covers the service design, specially the design of composite and orchestrated services deployed on the bus. Although the book is written particularly for ALSB, the topics covered in it will give you very good idea on any modern ESB. I found this book very useful for my projects; applied many of the solutions included in this book. I recommend it for new beginners as well as experienced service developers, SOA architects, and managers overseeing SOA projects."

What I described above is even more relevant with the new version. It is also clear that (ALSB then) now Oracle Service Bus (OSB) evolved to include several new features that alone makes this book a valuable reference. In addition, the content is solidified with field experience, feedback and expanded with wealth of information based on experience of the additional new experts/authors including security, new development environment, and new sections such as custom transport development, using Java and EJBs and more... Again, this book will give you a solid background on ESB in general, but if you have or planning to build on an Oracle SOA platform this book is introducing and describing the core of it, is a must!
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