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Service Oriented Architecture For Dummies®, 2nd Edition by Fern Halper, Marcia Kaufman, Robin Bloor, Judith Hurwitz

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Chapter 30

Ten Swell SOA Resources

In This Chapter

Getting involved with SOA standards

Finding free resources from your favorite vendors

Scanning some cool SOA blogs

Checking out vertical industry groups

Looking at enterprise architecture and business sources

We’ve preached one cardinal rule for all would-be SOAjourners throughout this book — don’t go it alone! In this chapter, we’ve compiled a list of resources we hope you’ll find useful on your SOA journey.

Hurwitz & Associates

www.hurwitz.com

We here at Hurwitz & Associates, the authors of Service Oriented Architecture For Dummies, 2nd Edition, and other books, research reports, and commentary, are happy to help you with your questions about SOA. We can give a talk, provide SOA training, and help you find the right technology partners. We invite you to subscribe to our monthly newsletter and visit our site.

SOA Consortium

www.soa-consortium.org/index.htm

If you want to share ideas with other customers, you’ll really like a great resource called the SOA Consortium. It’s a SOA advocacy group consisting of end users, systems integrators, service providers, and technology vendors, who are committed to helping the businesses successfully adopt SOA by 2010. The SOA Consortium goals, mission, and strategies, are given in the following list:

Service oriented architecture adoption is a key business enabler for the 21st century enterprise.

The benefits of service oriented architecture require major changes for both IT and business executives. ...

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