Next Generation SOA: A Concise Introduction to Service Technology & Service Orientation

English | ISBN: 9780133859133 | 208 pages | November 10, 2014 | EPUB | 8.2 MB

The Concise Introduction to Modern SOA: High-Value Approaches, Innovative Technologies, Proven Use Cases

After a decade of innovation in technology and practice, SOA is now a mainstream computing discipline, capable of transforming IT enterprises and optimizing business automation. In Next Generation SOA, top-selling SOA author Thomas Erl and a team of experts present a plain-English tour of SOA, service-orientation, and the key service technologies being used to build sophisticated contemporary service-oriented solutions.

The starting point for today’s IT professionals, this concise guide distills the increasingly growing and diverse field of service-oriented architecture and the real-world practice of building powerful service-driven systems. Accessible and jargon-free, this book intentionally avoids technical details to provide easy-to-understand, introductory coverage of the following topics:

Services, service-orientation, and service-oriented computing: what they are and how they have evolved
How SOA and service-orientation change businesses and transform IT culture, priorities, and technology decisions
How services are defined and composed to solve a wide spectrum of business problems
Deep implications of the service-orientation paradigmilluminated through an annotation of the classic SOA Manifesto
Traditional and contemporary service technologies and architectures
How clouds and virtualization support the scalability and reliability of services-based solutions
SOA-based industry models, from enterprise service to global trader
A detailed case study: how real enterprises bring together contemporary SOA practices, models, and technologies
Next Generation SOA will be indispensable to wide audiences of business decision makers and technologistsincluding architects, developers, managers, executives, strategists, consultants, and researchers.

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