- Paperback: 512 pages
- Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional; 1 edition (August 25, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0201844567
- ISBN-13: 978-0201844566
- Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 1.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 17 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,583,694 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Next Generation Application Integration: From Simple Information to Web Services 1st Edition
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From the Back Cover
"Linthicum provides an insightful overview of the services-integration issues that will enable you to capitalize on current and future integration technologies. He also dives deep into the key Web services technologies for implementing the next generation integration architecture. Highly recommended for those thinking of moving from traditional EAI to Web services."
--Dr. Ravi Kalakota, CEO, E-Business Strategies
Author of Services Blueprint: Roadmap for Execution
For a majority of businesses, application integration is an outright failure. Most companies' computer systems are labyrinthine at best and self-destructive at worst. With the arrival of Web services, the new service-oriented middleware technology standard, and increasingly complex and challenging problem domains, it's time to take application integration to the next level.
In Next Generation Application Integration distributed computing and application-integration expert David S. Linthicum describes the effect that this new generation of middleware will have on traditional application-integration efforts. Using key industry examples and case studies, Linthicum reveals the techniques and practices that are necessary to revolutionize data-sharing for any company--from sole-proprietorship to Fortune 500.
In this book you'll find a thorough discussion of today's most advanced application-integration concepts, approaches, technologies, and solutions. Written with the technical manager and enterprise architect in mind, this book addresses essential application integration issues such as:
- Strategies for dealing with complex problem domains
- Forward-looking approaches to ensure long-term solutions that are right for your company
- Techniques for implementation of new Web services middleware
- Introductions to the appropriate technologies for next generation application integration
- Scenarios for Web services integration
- Support concepts outlined by case studies and real-world examples
- Descriptions and analyses of the different types of Web service integration--standards, implementation, and enabling technology
- Full analysis of Web services and integration, including the relationship between EAI and Web services
- How to leverage both vertical and horizontal application-integration standards
If you're responsible for managing or implementing application-integration middleware, Next Generation Application Integration will prove to be an indispensable resource.
About the Author
David S. Linthicum is an internationally known distributed-computing and application integration expert who speaks at popular technical conferences throughout the United States. He has almost twenty years of experience in the integration-technology industry, most recently as CTO of Mercator Software, Inc. Before joining Mercator, David was the CTO of SAGA Software, and also held senior-level management positions at Electronic Data Systems, AT&T Solutions, and Ernst & Young LLP. He has consulted for hundreds of major corporations engaged in systems analysis, design, and development, with a concentration in complex distributed systems. This is David's third book on application integration.
Top customer reviews
A clear toner, printing and quality control issue by the publisher.
The style was a bit too chummy for my taste but perhaps that is what makes the books acceptable to nontechnical people? And the author should really find another favorite verb instead of "leverage". He employs it instead of "use", "implement", "incorporate", "include", and some more words, all of which would be either shorter or more clear (I thought I even spotted a couple of cases where "provide" seemed intended). By page 200 it gets to be a major irritation.
This book definitaly needs an update, it looks like it's predictions are coming true at last. Now there's a chance for re-editing at the same time, this book deserves it!
The author does a great job in providing the basics of this topic, as well as how SOA fits into the notion of EAI. The information seems objective, not the usual hype around Web services, but an understand of the opportunities as well as the limitations. The advanced topics section rounds out the discussion by taking the topic to a new level, breaking new ground.
If you've read Linthicum's last 2 books than you'll find that this book is the final chapter in the trilogy of EAI, and the movement to service-oriented standards.
On the other hand if you "think" that you have understood Web Services or Application Integration for that matter, from reading this book, I can assure you that you have no idea what you are talking about because neither does the Author.
Everything that this book wants to convey, it can be put in no more than 10 pages of a white paper.
However, this is not just a Web services book. You'll find most of the information you'll need to run an EAI project (don?t ask me how I know that). The book does not dictate a static solutions, as do other Web service books, but allows you to find the right technology for the needs of your project.