David A. Chappell

David A. Chappell

David Chappell is vice president and chief technologist for SOA at Oracle Corporation. Chappell has over 20 years of experience in the software industry covering a broad range of roles including Architecture, code-slinging, sales, support and marketing. He is well known worldwide for his writings and public lectures on the subjects of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), the enterprise service bus (ESB), message oriented middleware (MOM), enterprise integration, and is a co-author of many advanced Web Services standards.

As author of the O’Reilly Enterprise Service Bus book, Dave has had tremendous impact on redefining the shape and definition of SOA infrastructure. He has extensive experience in distributed computing infrastructure, including ESB, SOA Governance, EJB and Web application server infrastructure, JMS and MOM, EAI, CORBA, and COM. Chappell's experience also includes development of client/server infrastructure, graphical user interfaces and language interpreters.

Chappell is also well noted for authoring Java Web Services (O'Reilly), Professional ebXML Foundations (Wrox) and Java Message Service (O'Reilly). In addition, he has written numerous articles in leading industry publications, such as Business Integration Journal, Enterprise Architect, Java Developers Journal, JavaPro, Web Services Journal, XML Journal and Network World.

Chappell and his works have received many industry awards including the "Java™ Technology Achievement Award" from JavaPro magazine for "Outstanding Individual Contribution to the Java Community" in 2002, and the 2005 CRN Magazine “Top 10 IT leaders” award for “casting larger-than-life shadow over the industry”.

Java Message Service Java Message Service
by Mark Richards, Richard Monson-Haefel, David A. Chappell
Second Edition May 2009
Print: $39.99
Ebook: $31.99

Enterprise Service Bus Enterprise Service Bus
by David A. Chappell
June 2004
Print: $39.99
Ebook: $31.99

Java Web Services Java Web Services
by David A. Chappell, Tyler Jewell
March 2002
Print: $39.99

Java Message Service Java Message Service
by Richard Monson-Haefel, David A. Chappell
December 2000
Ebook: $27.99

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Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Launched!

July 01 2009

Today is the day we officially launch Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g. Fusion Middleware 11gR1 is the result of a herculean effort that is 3+ years in the making. read more

SOA Still Alive and Well--Sell it to the Business

January 08 2009

In case you need to catch up, Anne Thomas Manes of Burton Group declared that "SOA met its demise on January 1, 2009, when it was wiped out by the catastrophic impact of the economic recession!". read more

Editors Choice Award for "Green IT Architect"; A TechTarget writeup on our talk at OpenWorld

October 24 2008

Back on Earth Day 2008 I blogged about how Verizon Wireless was "Going Green" with SOA and EDA, and measuring the resulting ROI by reduction in tonnage of hardware in the datacenter. Reduction of hardware means less power consumption from... read more

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