SOA and Web Services Interface Design: Principles, Techniques, and Standards

SOA and Web Services Interface Design: Principles, Techniques, and Standards

by James Bean
     
 

Today’s enterprise is experiencing tremendous economic and market pressures. Growth and more importantly survival require broad-scale interoperability, rapid delivery and agility. SOA can help to enable transformation of today’s enterprise from responsive to anticipatory, where new capabilities are assembled from reusable services. Yet a lack of SOA and

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Overview

Today’s enterprise is experiencing tremendous economic and market pressures. Growth and more importantly survival require broad-scale interoperability, rapid delivery and agility. SOA can help to enable transformation of today’s enterprise from responsive to anticipatory, where new capabilities are assembled from reusable services. Yet a lack of SOA and servicing formalism impedes this business transformation. A well-defined service interface design process and combined with effective techniques and patterns are critical to SOA success.

In his new book, data architecture guru James Bean teaches you exactly how to design service interfaces and emphasizing the interoperability afforded by Web services. These services are capable of being extended to accommodate changing business needs and promote integration simplicity.

The book first provides an overview of critical SOA and service design principles of loose coupling, interoperability, extensibility, reuse, and discoverability. Each successive chapter then offers explicit, real-world techniques for ensuring compliance with these principles. Using a focused, tutorial-based approach, the book provides working syntactical examples developed using the Altova XML Spy™ tooling and described by Web services standards such as XML, XML Schemas, WSDL and SOAP. Moreover, these examples and techniques can be used to directly implement interface design procedures, allowing you to immediately generate value from your efforts. There is simply no other volume that provides as deep, concise, and practical sets of design techniques and patterns.

  • Provides chapters on topics of introductory WSDL syntax and XML Schema syntax, taking you through fundamental concepts and into deeper techniques, thus allowing you to quickly climb the learning curve.
  • Provides working syntactical examples described by Web services standards such as XML, XML Schemas, WSDL and SOAP that can be used to directly implement interface design procedures.
  • Real-world examples generated using the Altova XML Spy™ tooling reinforce applicability, allowing you to immediately generate value from your efforts.
  • A companion website with all artwork and code examples accompanies the book.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780123748911
Publisher:
Elsevier Science
Publication date:
11/04/2009
Series:
MK/OMG Press Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

James Bean is the President and CEO of the Relational Logistics Group. He is the author of the books: the "Sybase Client/Server EXplorer" © 1996 Coriolis Group Books and "XML Globalization and Best Practices" © 2001, and has written numerous magazine articles for technology journals. He is also the Chairman of the Global Web Architecture Group.

Table of Contents

1. SOA – A Common Sense Definition

2. Core SOA Principles

3. Web Services vs. other Types and Styles of Services

4. Data – the Missing Link

5. Data Services

6. Transformation to Resolve Data Impedance

7. The Service Interface - the “Contract”

8. Canonical Message Design

9. The Enterprise Taxonomy

10. XML Schema Basics

11. XML Schema Design Patterns

12. Schema Assembly and Reuse

13. The Interface and Change

14. Service Operations and Overloading

15. Selective Data Fragmentation

16. Update Transactions

17. Fixed Length Transactions and Nulls

18. Document Literal Interfaces

19. Performance Analysis and Optimization Techniques

20. Error Definition and Handling

A. Appendix

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