Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) For Dummies

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-01-20
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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Fully updated with the new developments in SOA technology and applications, SOA For Dummies 2e is not embalmed with nitty-gritty technology details. This is a true Dummies book that aims at demystifying SOA and making SOA concepts accessible to the vast numbers of people hearing "SOA" and clueless about what it really means.-Service-Oriented Architecture For Dummies explains SOA to business and IT professionals alike. Service-oriented architecture is the most important initiative facing IT today and is not easy to grasp conceptually. Its implications are dramatic it promises reusable flexible systems the embodiment of the industrialization of software, yet its success is dependent on widespread adoption and change of thinking necessary to make it a reality. SOA For Dummies helps people understand what it is and why it's important, how it can impact them and what they can do to move SOA ahead in their own organizations.-The book will cover what SOA is, why it matters, the ins and outs of XML, web services, collaboration, data managements, taking steps towards implementing SOA and case studies.-Part three of the book will be dedicated to covering planning and implementing SOA.

Author Biography

Judith Hurwitz (President & CEO), Robin Bloor (Partner & Senior Consultant), Marcia Kaufman (Partner & COO), and Fern Halper (Partner & Senior Data Management Strategist) are executives at Hurwitz & Associates, strategy consultants specializing in data and service management and service oriented architecture. The team works with industry leaders on strategy and planning.

Table of Contents

Getting Started with SOA
Getting to Know SOA
Are You Ready for SOA? A Self Test
Making Sure SOA Happens
SOA Quick start Entry Points for Starting the SOA Journey
Introducing SOA Basics
Understanding Software Architecture
Working with Software Components
Discovering the Main Components of SOA
Playing Fast and Loose Loose Coupling and Federation
The Collaborative Lifecycle of the Business Process
Nitty-Gritty SOA
(e)Xplaining XML
Dealing with Adapters
Discovering the Service Broker
The Enterprise Service Bus
The SOA Service Manager
SOA Sustenance
SOA Governance
SOA Security
Turning Data into Services
SOA Software Development
The Registry and the Repository
Putting Quality into SOA
Real Life with SOA
Financial Services
Hospitality and Travel
Information Services
Manufacturing and Distribution
Utilities and Energy
The Part of Tens
Ten Swell SOA Resources
Ten SOA No-Nos
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