September 5, 2007
SOA in Practice--New from O'Reilly: The Art of Distributed System Design
Sebastopol, CA--Nicolai Josuttis never planned on becoming a SOA expert.
"I was a team leader in a department which was instructed to use the new
service-oriented architecture approach to communicate with the systems of
departments and business units," writes Jousuttis in his newly released
book, SOA in Practice (O'Reilly, $39.99). "But once we began the
project, things turned out to work less smoothly than we had expected."
So, he and his team fixed broken processes, automated manual efforts,
influenced strategic design, provided support, and last, but not least,
taught others about the concepts and ideas behind SOA, and the reasons for
his specific decisions and policies.
Drawing on this on-the-job experience, Josuttis began giving SOA
consultations, reviews, talks, and training sessions. And in his new book,
Josuttis focuses not only on SOA concepts, but real-world, practical
In it, Josuttis explains how SOA can simplify the creation and maintenance
of large-scale applications. Whether readers are dealing with an outsized
set of Web Services-based components or trying to connect legacy
applications to more modern business processes, this book clarifies how
SOA fits their needs.
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 readers determine when and how to
take advantage of SOA. In this book, readers learn how to:
- Focus squarely on real technology and deployment, not just standards
- Examine business problems to determine which ones fit a SOA approach
before plastering a SOA solution on top of them
- Find clear 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
"The problem is you can't just buy SOA. You have to understand it and live
it," Josuttis adds. And this book shows you how.
"The principles and experiences described in this book played an important
role in making SOA at T-Mobile a success story, with more than 10 million
service calls per day."
--Dr. Steffen Roehn, Member of the Executive Committee, T-Mobile
"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
--Dr. Richard Mark Soley, Chairman and CEO, Object Management Group;
Executive Director, SOA Consortium
Nicolai M. Josuttis, who wrote "The C++ Standard Library" and "C++
Templates," both for Addison-Wesley, has worked as a systems architect and
technical manager. Recently, he spent two years rolling out a SOA at an
international phone company. Nicolai presents SOA tutorials at several
conferences, and he has been speaking on the subject for many years.
More information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bio, and samples
SOA in Practice The Art of Distributed System Design
ISBN: 0-596-52955-4, $39.99 USD
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