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Soa in Practice: The Art of Distributed System Designby Nicolai Josuttis
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This book demonstrates service-oriented architecture (SOA) as a concrete discipline rather than a hopeful collection of cloud charts. Built upon the author's firsthand experience rolling out a SOA at a major corporation, SOA in Practice explains how SOA can simplify the creation and maintenance of large-scale applications. Whether your project involves a large set of Web Services-based components, or connects legacy applications to modern business processes, this book clarifies how — and whether — SOA fits your needs.
SOA has been a vision for years. This book brings it down to earth by describing the real-world problems of implementing and running a SOA in practice. After defining SOA's many facets, examining typical use patterns, and exploring how loose coupling helps build stronger applications, SOA in Practice presents a framework to help you determine when to take advantage of SOA. In this book you will:
--Dr. Steffen Roehn, Member of the Executive Committee T-Mobile International (CIO)
"Nicolai Josuttis has produced something that is rare in the over-hyped world of SOA; a thoughtful work with deep insights based on hands-on experiences. This book is a significant milestone in promoting practical disciplines for all SOA practitioners."
--John Schmidt, Chairman, Integration Consortium
"The book belongs in the hands of every CIO, IT Director and IT planning manager."
--Dr. Richard Mark Soley, Chairman and CEO, Object Management Group; Executive Director, SOA Consortium
Without getting lost in theory, this enterprise-level book gives developers practical, experience-tested advice on how to solve business problems by applying service-oriented architectures (SOA).
How can you be successful with service-oriented architecture—especially in a technological landscape that includes Big Data/NoSQL, cloud computing, social networks, the Semantic Web, business process management, and event-driven architecture? This practical book shows architects and managers how it's done.
Author Eben Hewitt (Java SOA Cookbook) illustrates what it means to treat SOA as an organizational strategy, with specific, actionable tips on how to win funding, measure success with metrics, and address challenges precipitated by broad change. Youll also learn how to execute your SOA strategy with patterns and practices in architecture and service implementation.
Some strategies work better than others, and timely execution is a key. SOA Strategy and Execution provides clear guidelines for both.
As this book demonstrates, service-oriented architecture (SOA) is finally becoming a concrete discipline rather than a hopeful collection of cloud charts. Based on the author's experience rolling out an SOA at a major mobile phone company, SOA in Practice explains how SOA can simplify the creation of large-scale applications. Whether your project involves a large set of web service-based components, or is a means to connect legacy applications to more modern workflows, this book clarifies how — and whether — SOA fits your needs. In fact, this is the only book that gives you a real understanding of what SOA is about, offering a fundamental overview of what it means to realize SOA in practice without getting lost in theory. After defining SOA's many facets, examining typical use patterns, and exploring how loose coupling helps build stronger applications, Josuttis presents a framework to help you determine when to take advantage of SOA. With SOA in Practice, you will: Focus squarely on real deployment and technology, not just standards maps Examine business problems to determine which ones fit an SOA approach before plastering an SOA solution on top of them Get concrete paths for building solutions without getting trapped in the mire of changing web services details Gain the experience of a systems analyst intimately involved with SOA Earlier books on SOA suffered from too much vision and not enough reality. This one describes the real-world problems of implementing and running an SOA in practice. Not only will you learn how to categorize different SOA layers and different SOA stages of extension, you'll learn how performance, security, and other real-life aspects influence the businesscase of SOA and the way a SOA is realized. If you're serious about SOA, rely on the experience of someone who's been in the trenches and achieved success. You'll find it with SOA in Practice.
About the Author
Nicolai Josuttis wrote "The C++ Standard Library" and "C++ Templates" for Addison-Wesley. An experienced systems architect, he recently spent two years rolling out an SOA at a major mobile phone company. Nicolai is presenting tutorials on SOAs at a number of conferences, and has been speaking on the subject for over a year so far.
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: MotivationChapter 2: SOAChapter 3: ServicesChapter 4: Loose CouplingChapter 5: The Enterprise Service BusChapter 6: Service ClassificationChapter 7: Business Process ManagementChapter 8: SOA and the OrganizationChapter 9: SOA in ContextChapter 10: Message Exchange PatternsChapter 11: Service LifecycleChapter 12: VersioningChapter 13: SOA and PerformanceChapter 14: SOA and SecurityChapter 15: Technical DetailsChapter 16: Web ServicesChapter 17: Service ManagementChapter 18: Model-Driven Service DevelopmentChapter 19: Establishing SOA and SOA GovernanceChapter 20: EpilogueReferencesGlossaryCOLOPHON
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