There has been no shortage of confusion over when, where, why and how SOA efforts should be implemented. This book provides the needed clarity to answer these questions, and offers the essential ingredients required to help managers successfully 'service orient' their operations in today's organizations.
Independent Analyst and Contributing Editor
It has frequently been observed that you can have an understanding of the philosophy of a SOA and the specifics of web service standards and still not know how to implement a SOA system that will provide lasting value to your enterprise. This book is an expedition through the considerations above the standards that come from practical experience in implementing a SOA. It is a practical book for the practitioner. The goal is to make the implementation of a SOA simpler and to encourage more people to deploy their own SOA. After all, today a SOA is considered the best way to create an integrated system that implements a consistent architecture on a large scale, providing flexibility and agility across applications and data for long lasting value.
As with other complex topics, those who have the right background, work on the issues daily, and study the topic in depth, will achieve an understanding more comprehensive than others. There are a handful of true experts in the industry that have achieved insights over time from their singular focus on the topics at hand. A main purpose of this book is to capture hard gained knowledge and make it available to a wide audience. Leveraging this expertise, in a way that we can all benefit from, has from the beginning been the primary goal of our endeavors.
Hopefully we have achieved our goal.