Apache Tuscany is a free, open source project that helps users develop Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) solutions. It provides a lightweight infrastructure that implements Service Component Architecture (SCA) and provides seamless integration with other technologies. Tuscany in Action is a comprehensive, hands-on guide for developing enterprise applications using Apache Tuscany's lightweight SCA infrastructure. The book uses practical examples to demonstrate how to develop applications with the open source Tuscany SCA. Readers will learn how to model, compose, and manage applications. Detailed explanations of how to use the various features of Apache Tuscany for protocol handling and developing components are presented. Readers will also learn how to extend Apache Tuscany to support new programming environments and communication protocols.