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Table of Contents
About This Book
How This Book Is Organized
Part I: Getting Started with SOA
Part II: Introducing SOA Basics
Part III: Nitty-Gritty SOA
Part IV: SOA Sustenance
Part V: Real Life with SOA
Part VI: The Part of Tens
Icons Used in This Book
Where to Go from Here
Chapter 1: Getting to Know SOA
A SOA Case Study
Better Living through Reuse
Moving in Tandem with SOA
Sweeping Unsightly Technology under the Rug
Understanding Why SOA Is Different
Chapter 2: Are You Ready for SOA? A Self Test
Question 1: Is Your Business Ecosystem Broad and Complex?
Question 2: Is Your Industry Changing Quickly?
Question 3: Do You Have Hidden Gems inside Your Software Applications?
Question 4: Are Your Software Systems Flexible?
Question 5: How Well Prepared Is Your Organization to Embrace Change?
Question 6: How Dependable Are the Services Provided by IT?
Question 7: Can Your Company’s Technology Support Corporate and IT Governance Standards?
Question 8: Do You Know Where Your Business Rules Are?
Question 9: Is Your Corporate Data Flexible, and Do You Trust Its Quality?
Question 10: Can You Connect Your Software Assets to Entities outside the Organization?
What’s Your Score?
Chapter 3: Making Sure SOA Happens
Overcoming Fears about SOA
Assuring a Better Quality of Service
Complying with Government Regulation
Educating Rita and Peter and Raul and ...