|Service-Oriented Architecture: A Field Guide to Integrating XML and Web Services||
Service-Oriented Architecture: A Field Guide to Integrating XML and Web Services
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As XML becomes an increasingly significant part of the IT mainstream, expert
guidance and common-sense strategies are required to avoid the many pitfalls
of applying XML incorrectly or allowing it to be used in an uncontrolled
manner. This book acts as a knowledge base for issues relating to integration,
and provides clear, concise advice on how to best determine the manner and
direction XML technology should be positioned and integrated. The book will
be one of the first to provide documentation for second-generation Web
services technologies (also known as WS-*). The importance of these
specifications (which include BPEL, WS-Transaction, WS-Coordination, WSSecurity,
WS-Policy, and WS-Reliable Messaging) cannot be understated. Major
standards organizations and vendors are supporting and developing these
***David Keogh, Program Manager for Enterprise Frameworks and Tools,
Microsoft, will provide a front cover quotation for the book.
Reap the benefits of increased ROI by integrating Service-Oriented Design principles and XML Web services into your IT infrastructure.
° Supplies strategies and best practices for integrating XML, Web services, and Service-Oriented Design principles into organizations.
° Learn how to benefit from lower cost of operations and improved readiness to respond to new business requirements.
° Covers the new WS-* second-generation Web services technologies championed by IBM, Microsoft, and BEA Systems.
Why this guide is important. The XML & Web Services Integration Framework (XWIF). How this guide is organized. www.serviceoriented.ws. Contact the author.
I. THE TECHNICAL LANDSCAPE.2. Introduction to XML technologies.
II. INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY.5. Integrating XML into applications.
III. INTEGRATING APPLICATIONS.8. The mechanics of application integration.
IV. INTEGRATING THE ENTERPRISE.12. Thirty best practices for integrating XML.
Web services is the integration technology preferred by organizations implementing service-oriented architectures. I would recommend that anybody involved in application development obtain a working knowledge of these technologies, and I'm pleased to recommend Erl's book as a great place to begin.
-Tom Glover, Senior Program Manager, Web Services Standards, IBM Software Group, and Chairman of the Web Services Interoperability Organization (WS-I).
An excellent guide to building and integrating XML and Web services, providing pragmatic recommendations for applying these technologies effectively. The author tackles numerous integration challenges, identifying common mistakes and providing guidance needed to get it right the first time. A valuable resource for understanding and realizing the benefits of service-oriented architecture in the enterprise.
-David Keogh, Program Manager, Visual Studio Enterprise Tools, Microsoft.
Leading-edge IT organizations are currently exploring second generation web service technologies, but introductory material beyond technical specifications is sparse. Erl explains many of these emerging technologies in simple terms, elucidating the difficult concepts with appropriate examples, and demonstrates how they contribute to service-oriented architectures. I highly recommend this book to enterprise architects for their shelves.
-Kevin P. Davis, Ph. D., Software Architect.
Service-oriented integration with less cost and less risk
The emergence of key second-generation Web services standards has positioned service-oriented architecture (SOA) as the foremost platform for contemporary business automation solutions. The integration of SOA principles and technology is empowering organizations to build applications with unprecedented levels of flexibility, agility, and sophistication (while also allowing them to leverage existing legacy environments).
This guide will help you dramatically reduce the risk, complexity, and cost of integrating the many new concepts and technologies introduced by the SOA platform. It brings together the first comprehensive collection of field-proven strategies, guidelines, and best practices for making the transition toward the service-oriented enterprise.
Writing for architects, analysts, managers, and developers, Thomas Erl offers expert advice for making strategic decisions about both immediate and long-term integration issues. Erl addresses a broad spectrum of integration challenges, covering technical and design issues, as well as strategic planning.
Service-oriented architecture is no longer an exclusive discipline practiced only by expensive consultants. With this book's help, you can plan, architect, and implement your own service-oriented environments-efficiently and cost-effectively.
About the Web Sites
Erl's Service-Oriented Architecture books are supported by two Web sites. http://www.soabooks.com provides a variety of content resources and http://www.soaspecs.com supplies a descriptive portal to referenced specifications.
Thomas Erl is a best-selling IT author and founder of CloudSchool.com™ andSOASchool.com®. Thomas has been the world's top-selling service technology author for over five years and is the series editor of the Prentice Hall Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl (www.servicetechbooks.com ), as well as the editor of the Service Technology Magazine (www.servicetechmag.com). With over 175,000 copies in print world-wide, his eight published books have become international bestsellers and have been formally endorsed by senior members of major IT organizations, such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Intel, Accenture, IEEE, HL7, MITRE, SAP, CISCO, HP, and others.
Four of his books, Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture, SOA Design Patterns, SOA Principles of Service Design, and SOA Governance, were authored in collaboration with the IT community and have contributed to the definition of cloud computing technology mechanisms, the service-oriented architectural model and service-orientation as a distinct paradigm. Thomas is currently working with over 20 authors on several new books dedicated to specialized topic areas such as cloud computing, Big Data, modern service technologies, and service-orientation.
As CEO of Arcitura Education Inc. and in cooperation with CloudSchool.com™ andSOASchool.com®, Thomas has led the development of curricula for the internationally recognized SOA Certified Professional (SOACP) and Cloud Certified Professional (CCP) accreditation programs, which have established a series of formal, vendor-neutral industry certifications.
Thomas is the founding member of the SOA Manifesto Working Group and author of the Annotated SOA Manifesto (www.soa-manifesto.com). He is a member of the Cloud Education & Credential Committee, SOA Education Committee, and he further oversees theSOAPatterns.org and CloudPatterns.org initiatives, which are dedicated to the on-going development of master pattern catalogs for service-oriented computing and cloud computing.
Thomas has toured over 20 countries as a speaker and instructor for public and private events, and regularly participates in international conferences, including SOA, Cloud + Service Technology Symposium and Gartner events. Over 100 articles and interviews by Thomas have been published in numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal and CIO Magazine.