Next Generation Soa: A Real-World Guide to Modern Service-Oriented Computing (Hardcover)

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With accelerating adoption amongst organizations of all types and sizes, SOA is increasingly becoming the mainstream paradigm for enterprise IT architecture and software development. SOA offers immense potential to increase ROI, enhance organizational agility, and reduce IT burdens, but many organizations have not yet achieved the benefits it promises. Fortunately, with SOA's growth, best practices and use cases for successful implementation are now emerging. This book captures the most valuable of these - and presents them simply, accessibly, and in a form that IT professionals can use. Drawing on their unsurpassed field experience, renowned SOA expert Thomas Erl and his team of expert contributors bring together practical solutions to the most common problems faced by those attempting to drive value from SOA. They offer trustworthy, proven advice for SOA projects of all sizes, including enterprise challenges such as integration, security, and governance. Along the way, they demystify confusing concepts such as Enterprise Service Bus (ESB) and loose coupling, introduce specific patterns for success, and show how to avoid the catastrophic design errors that have compromised many SOA initiatives.
  • The accessible, jargon-free SOA introduction for today's IT pro
  • Answers the questions today's IT pros ask most often - about topics ranging from Enterprise Service Bus to loose coupling
  • Presents patterns associated with SOA success - and shows how to avoid the worst SOA design errors
  • The newest book in the best-selling Thomas Erl Service-Oriented Computing Series

About the Author

&>Thomas Erl is a best-selling IT author and founder of 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 ( ), as well as the editor of the Service Technology Magazine ( 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, 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 ( He is a member of the Cloud Education & Credential Committee, SOA Education Committee, and he further oversees and 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.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780137054886
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Publication Date: June 1st, 2014
Pages: 400