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Service-Oriented Architecture: Concepts, Technology, and Design by Thomas Erl

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Chapter 1. Introduction

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1.1 Why this book is important

1.2 Objectives of this book

1.3 Who this book is for

1.4 What this book does not cover

1.5 How this book is organized

1.6 Additional information

1.1. Why this book is important

One of my favorite quotes came from an exchange I overheard while preparing to speak at a conference. Two IT professionals were discussing their respective environments, when one asked the other if his team was building a service-oriented architecture. The individual responded by saying “My architect thinks it’s service-oriented, my developers insist it’s object-oriented, and my analysts wish it would be more business-oriented. ...

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