SOA Principles of Service Design

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2007-07-18
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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"This book could be described as an encyclopedia of service designErl leaves nothing to chance. Indispensable." Steve Birkel, Chief IT Technical Architect, Intel Corp. "An absolute pleasure to readhellip;the best SOA book Irs"ve read. A book I would recommend to all of my colleagues; it provides much insight to the topics often overlooked by most books in this genrehellip;the visuals were fantastic." Brandon Bohling, SOA Architecture and Strategy, Intel Corporation "This book is a milestone in SOA literature. For the first time we are provided with a practical guide on defining service characteristics and service design principles for SOA from a vendor-agnostic viewpoint. Itrs"s a great reference for SOA discovery, adoptions, and implementation projects." Canyang Kevin Liu, Principal Enterprise Architect, SAP Americas, Inc. "I liked this book. It contains extremely important material for those who need to design services." Farzin Yashar, IBM SOA Advanced Technologies "This book does a great job laying out benefits, key ideas and design principles behind successfully adopting service-oriented computing. At the same time, the book openly addresses challenges, risks and trade-offs that are in the way of adopting SOA in the real-world today. It moves away from ivory-tower views of service orientation, but still lays out a strong vision for SOA and outlines the changes necessary to realize the full potential." Christoph Schittko, Senior Architect, Microsoft "I recommend this book to any SOA practitioner who wishes to empower themselves in making service design realhellip;gives readers the 360ordm; view into service design [and] gives SOA practitioners the depth and understanding needed into the principles of SOA to assist in the design of a mature and successful SOA program." Stephen G. Bennett, Americas SOA Practice Lead, BEA Systems "SOA projects are most successful when they are based on a solid technical foundation. Well accepted and established design principles are part of this foundation. This book takes a very structured approach at defining the core design principles for SOA, thus allowing the reader to immediately applying them to a project. Each principle is formally introduced and explained, and examples are given for how to apply it to a real design problem. A ls"must readrs" for any architect, designer or developer of service oriented solutions". Andre Tost, Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Software Group "There are few references for SOA that give you the nuts and bolts and this one is at the top of the list. Well written and valuable as a reference book to any SOA practitioner." Dr. Mohamad Afshar, Director of Product Management, Oracle Fusion Middleware, Oracle Corporation "A thorough examination of the considerations of service design. Both seasoned SOA practitioners and those endeavoring to realize services can benefit from reading this book." Bill Draven, Enterprise Architect, Intel Corpora

Author Biography

Thomas Erl is the world’s top-selling SOA author, the Series Editor of the Prentice Hall Service-Oriented Computing Series from Thomas Erl, and Editor of The SOA Magazine.


With over 65,000 copies in print, his first two books, Service-Oriented Architecture: A Field Guide to Integrating XML and Web Services and Service-Oriented Architecture: Concepts , Technology , and Design have become international bestsellers and have been translated into several languages. Books by Thomas Erl have been formally reviewed and endorsed by senior members of major software organizations, including IBM, Sun, Microsoft, Oracle, BEA, HP, SAP, Google, and Intel.


Thomas is also the founder of SOA Systems Inc. (www.soasystems.com), a company specializing in SOA training and strategic consulting services with a vendor-agnostic focus. Through his work with standards organizations and independent research efforts, Thomas has made significant contributions to the SOA industry, most notably in the areas of service-orientation and SOA methodology.


Thomas is a speaker and instructor for private and public events, and has delivered many workshops and keynote speeches. For a current list of his workshops, seminars, and courses, see www.soatraining.com.


Papers and articles written by Thomas have been published in numerous industry trade magazines and Web sites, and he has delivered Webcasts and interviews for many publications, including the Wall Street Journal.


For more information, visit www.thomaserl.com.


Table of Contents

Prefacep. xxv
Introductionp. 1
Case Study Backgroundp. 19
Service-Oriented Computing and SOAp. 25
Service-Orientationp. 67
Understanding Design Principlesp. 103
Design Principles
Service Contracts (Standardization and Design)p. 125
Service Coupling (Intra-Service and Consumer Dependencies)p. 163
Service Abstraction (Information Hiding and Meta Abstraction Types)p. 211
Service Reusability (Commercial and Agnostic Design)p. 253
Service Autonomy (Processing Boundaries and Control)p. 293
Service Statelessness (State Management Deferral and Stateless Design)p. 325
Service Discoverability (Interpretability and Communication)p. 361
Service Composability (Composition Member Design and Complex Compositions)p. 387
Service-Orientation and Object-Orientation: A Comparison of Principles and Conceptsp. 445
Supporting Practicesp. 477
Mapping Service-Orientation Principles to Strategic Goalsp. 497
p. 513
p. 517
Principles and Patterns Cross-Referencep. 529
Additional Resourcesp. 533
About the Authorp. 535
About the Photosp. 537
Indexp. 539
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