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SOA for the Business Developer

Ben Margolis


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  • "A comprehensive yet very approachable introduction to service-oriented architecture. . .[with] numerous examples that illustrate best practices in applying SOA to an enterprise. This book will help you untangle the technologies that underlie SOA--XML, WSDL, SOAP, XPath, BPEL. SCA, SDO, and WS splat--so that you can meaningfully begin your journey."--Grady Booch, IBM Fellow

    Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) is a way of organizing software. If your company's development projects adhere to the principles of SOA, the outcome will be an inventory of modular units called services, which allow for a quick response to change.

    This book tells the SOA story in a simple, straightforward manner that will help you understand not only the SOA technology but also the technology that underlies SOA: XML, WSDL, SOAP, XPath, BPEL, SCA, and SDO. And through it all, the authors provide business examples and illustrations, giving a practical meaning to abstract ideas.

    SOA for the Business Developer:

    • Gives a detailed overview of Extensible Markup Language (XML) including namespaces and XML Schema
    • Describes Web Services Definition Language (WSDL) and SOAP--the standard SOA technologies
    • Gives a clear tutorial on XML Path Language (XPath)--a language for deriving data from transmitted messages and other sources that is useful for working with a variety of other technologies (including several described in this book)
    • Gives comprehensive details on BPEL 2.0--a language that coordinates services and whose preceding version is already in numerous products
    • Introduces Service Component Architecture (SCA)--a proposed standard for composing and deploying applications that is sponsored by 18 companies
    • Introduces Service Data Objects (SDO)--a proposed standard for representing data in a single way even if the data comes from different types of data sources
  • Ben Margolis is an IBM Advisory Writer with more than 20 years of experience as a writer and programmer.

    Joseph L. Sharpe is an IBM consultant who uses the latest SOA technologies to integrate systems for corporate customers.
  • Item Number: 5079
    Author Name: Ben Margolis
    Publication Date: May 15, 2007
    Edition: First
    Pages: 328
    ISBN-10: 1583470654
    ISBN-13: 9781583470657
    Format: Paperback
    Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.5 x 9 inches
    Shipping Weight: 0.8 pounds
    Language: English

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