SOA in One Neat Package
If you’re one of the many IT pros who are still trying to figure out
the business value of service-oriented architecture and what you need to do
to build one, take a look at “Service-Oriented Architecture: Concepts,
Technology, and Design,” by Thomas Erl. It’s a hefty, 760-page book,
published by Prentice Hall PTR, that provides step-by-step instructions for
modeling and designing service-oriented solutions from the ground up.
This new book contains more than 125 case studies and 300 diagrams that illustrate
the most important aspects of building SOA platforms: goals, obstacles, concepts,
technologies, standards, delivery strategies, and processes for analysis and
Among its many topics, the book contains step-by-step processes for service-oriented
analysis and service-oriented design; an exploration of service orientation
as a distinct design paradigm; a study of SOA support in .NET and J2EE development
and run-time platforms; descriptions of Web services technologies and specifications,
including explanations of how they interrelate; and guidelines for service-oriented
business modeling and the creation of specialized service abstraction layers.
Erl is the founder of SOA Systems, an enterprise solutions provider specializing
in SOA consulting and training services. Previously, he wrote “Service-Oriented
Architecture: A Field Guide to Integrating XML and Web Services,” also
published by Prentice Hall.
You can buy the book for about $45 from Amazon.com
(where it has received high marks from reviewers) and similar online book sellers.
You can also find out more about its contents and SOA in general at here