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Applied SOA: Service-Oriented Architecture and Design Strategies

Book Description

  • Endorsed by all major vendors (Microsoft, Oracle, IBM, and SAP), SOA has quickly become the industry standard for building next-generation software; this practical guide shows readers how to achieve the many benefits of SOA

  • Begins with a look at the architectural principles needed to create successful applications and then goes on to examine the process for designing services and SOA implementations

  • Each stage of the design process has an accompanying chapter that walks readers through the details and provides helpful tips, techniques, and examples

  • The author team of SOA practitioners also provides two unique, comprehensive, end-to-end case studies illustrating the architectural and design techniques presented in the book

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Contents
  3. Title
  4. Copyright
  5. Part One: Understanding SOA
    1. Chapter 1: Realizing the Promise of SOA
      1. Once Upon a Time ...
      2. Learning from History
      3. The Promise of SOA
      4. The Challenges of SOA
      5. Best Practices in SOA Analysis and Design
      6. Summary
    2. Chapter 2: SOA — Architecture Fundamentals
      1. What is Architecture?
      2. What is Service-Oriented Architecture?
      3. What is a Service?
      4. SOA Reference Architecture
      5. Summary
    3. Chapter 3: Getting Started with SOA
      1. Overview of SOA Implementation Methodology
      2. SOA Reference Architecture
      3. Business Architecture
      4. Business Processes
      5. Information Design
      6. Service Identification
      7. Service Specification
      8. Services Realization
      9. Service Life Cycle
      10. The Service Design Process
      11. Middle-Out: The Best of Both
      12. Practical steps
      13. Summary
  6. Part Two: Designing SOA
    1. Chapter 4: Starting with the Business
      1. Business Architecture
      2. Understanding the Business Motivation Model
      3. Business Process Management and Modeling
      4. How to Create Business Process Models
      5. Conditional Business Process Models
      6. Recap: Processes and Services
      7. Organizing Services
      8. The Service Inventory
      9. Summary
    2. Chapter 5: Service Context and Common Semantics
      1. The Importance of Semantics in SOA
      2. Core Information Modeling
      3. Defining Types
      4. Beyond the Basics
      5. Structuring Information Models
      6. Documents
      7. Documents and XML
      8. XML Patterns
      9. Best Practices for the SOA Architect
      10. Summary
    3. Chapter 6: Designing Service Interfaces
      1. Services Revisited
      2. Design Guidelines
      3. Interface Design Illustrated
      4. Solution Model
    4. Chapter 7: Designing Service Implementations
      1. Basic Service Architecture
      2. Implementing the Interface Layer
      3. Implementing the Business Layer
      4. Implementing the Resource Layer
      5. Implementation Design Illustrated
      6. Summary
    5. Chapter 8: Composing Services
      1. Understanding Service Composition
      2. Architectural Models in Service Composition
      3. Service Composition Implementation
      4. Service Composition and Business Rules
      5. Service Composition and Transactions
      6. Incorporating Human Activities into Service Composition
      7. Orchestration with BPEL
      8. Composition Example — Case Study
      9. Dos and Don’ts in Service Composition
      10. Summary
    6. Chapter 9: Using Services to Build Enterprise Solutions
      1. Enterprise Solutions versus Applications
      2. Service-Based Enterprise Solutions
      3. Layered SOA Architecture and Multitiered Application Architecture
      4. Locating Services
      5. Versioning: Dealing with Service Changes
      6. Architecting Security for Service-Based Solutions
      7. Exception Handling and Logging in Enterprise Solutions
      8. Monitoring and Managing Enterprise Solutions
      9. Enterprise Service Bus-Unified Infrastructure for Enterprise Solutions
      10. Summary
    7. Chapter 10: Designing and Using Integration in SOA Solutions
      1. Challenges of Integration in SOA
      2. Integration in SOA Defined
      3. Summary
    8. Chapter 11: SOA Security
      1. SOA Security Goals and Fundamentals
      2. Web Service Security Standards and Specifications
      3. SOA Security Blueprints
      4. Applying Concepts from This Chapter — A Simple Case Study
      5. The Security Game Plan for the SOA Architect
      6. Summary
    9. Chapter 12: SOA Governance
      1. SOA Management and Governance Defined
      2. The Case for SOA Governance
      3. SOA Governance and the Service Life Cycle
      4. Practical SOA Governance
      5. Summary
  7. Part Three: Case Studies
    1. Chapter 13: Case Study – Travel Insurance
      1. Travel Insurance
      2. Summary
    2. Chapter 14: Case Study – Service-Based Integration in Insurance
      1. ACME Insurance
      2. High-Level Integration Design
      3. Integration with Existing CICS Transactions
      4. Integration with the Existing COM Components
      5. Integration Based on the Existing Java APIs
      6. Integration with the Existing J2EE Applications
      7. Integration with Existing Databases
      8. Integration Based on the Vendor’s Web Services
      9. Summary
  8. Appendix A: Business Use Cases
  9. Appendix B: Evaluating SOA Services
  10. Appendix C: Additional Reading
  11. About the Authors
  12. Credits
  13. Acknowledgments
  14. Introduction