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This book demonstrates service-oriented architecture (SOA) as a concrete discipline rather than a hopeful collection of cloud charts. Built upon the author's firsthand experience rolling out a SOA at a major corporation, SOA in Practice explains how SOA can simplify the creation and maintenance of large-scale applications. Whether your project involves a large set of Web Services-based components, or connects ...
This book demonstrates service-oriented architecture (SOA) as a concrete discipline rather than a hopeful collection of cloud charts. Built upon the author's firsthand experience rolling out a SOA at a major corporation, SOA in Practice explains how SOA can simplify the creation and maintenance of large-scale applications. Whether your project involves a large set of Web Services-based components, or connects legacy applications to modern business processes, this book clarifies how -- and whether -- SOA fits your needs.
SOA has been a vision for years. This book brings it down to earth by describing the real-world problems of implementing and running a SOA in practice. After defining SOA's many facets, examining typical use patterns, and exploring how loose coupling helps build stronger applications, SOA in Practice presents a framework to help you determine when to take advantage of SOA. In this book you will:
Preface; What You Should Know Before Reading This Book; Structure of the Book; Conventions Used in This Book; Additional Information; Safari® Books Online; Feedback, Comments, and Questions; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Motivation; 1.1 Characteristics of Large Distributed Systems; 1.2 The Tale of the Magic Bus; 1.3 What We Can Learn from the Tale of the Magic Bus; 1.4 History of SOA; 1.5 SOA in Five Slides; Chapter 2: SOA; 2.1 Definitions of SOA; 2.2 SOA Drivers; 2.3 SOA Concepts; 2.4 SOA Ingredients; 2.5 SOA Is Not a Silver Bullet; 2.6 SOA Is Not a Specific Technology; 2.7 SOA Versus Distributed Objects; 2.8 SOA Terminology; 2.9 Summary; Chapter 3: Services; 3.1 Services; 3.2 Interfaces and Contracts; 3.3 Additional Service Attributes; 3.4 Summary; Chapter 4: Loose Coupling; 4.1 The Need for Fault Tolerance; 4.2 Forms of Loose Coupling; 4.3 Dealing with Loose Coupling; 4.4 Summary; Chapter 5: The Enterprise Service Bus; 5.1 ESB Responsibilities; 5.2 Heterogeneous ESBs; 5.3 ESB Differences; 5.4 Value-Added ESB Services; 5.5 Summary; Chapter 6: Service Classification; 6.1 A Fundamental Service Classification; 6.2 Basic Services; 6.3 Composed Services; 6.4 Process Services; 6.5 Other Service Classifications; 6.6 Technical and Infrastructure Services; 6.7 Beyond Services; 6.8 Summary; Chapter 7: Business Process Management; 7.1 BPM Terminology; 7.2 BPM and SOA; 7.3 Example for BPM with Services; 7.4 Business Process Modeling; 7.5 Other Approaches to Identifying Services; 7.6 Orchestration Versus Choreography; 7.7 A Few More Things to Think About; 7.8 Summary; Chapter 8: SOA and the Organization; 8.1 Roles and Organizations; 8.2 Funding Models; 8.3 Summary; Chapter 9: SOA in Context; 9.1 SOA-Based Architecture Models; 9.2 Dealing with Frontends and Backends; 9.3 Summary; Chapter 10: Message Exchange Patterns; 10.1 Introduction to MEPs; 10.2 Basic MEPs; 10.3 More Complicated MEPs; 10.4 Dealing with Reliability and Errors; 10.5 Dealing with Different MEP Layers; 10.6 Event-Driven Architecture; 10.7 Summary; Chapter 11: Service Lifecycle; 11.1 Services Under Development; 11.2 Services in Production; 11.3 Summary; Chapter 12: Versioning; 12.1 Versioning Requirements; 12.2 Domain-Driven Versioning; 12.3 Versioning of Data Types; 12.4 Configuration-Management-Driven Versioning; 12.5 Versioning in Practice; 12.6 Summary; Chapter 13: SOA and Performance; 13.1 Where Performance Matters; 13.2 From Remote Stored Procedures to Services; 13.3 Performance and Reusability; 13.4 Performance and Backward Compatibility; 13.5 Summary; Chapter 14: SOA and Security; 14.1 Security Requirements; 14.2 Dealing with Security Requirements; 14.3 SOA Security in Practice; 14.4 Security with XML and Web Services; 14.5 When Security Comes into Play; 14.6 Summary; Chapter 15: Technical Details; 15.1 Services and State; 15.2 Idempotency; 15.3 Testing and Debugging; 15.4 Dealing with Technical Data (Header Data); 15.5 Data Types; 15.6 Error Handling; 15.7 Summary; Chapter 16: Web Services; 16.1 Motivation for Using Web Services; 16.2 Fundamental Web Services Standards; 16.3 Web Services in Practice; 16.4 Closing Notes; 16.5 Summary; Chapter 17: Service Management; 17.1 The History of Service Brokers; 17.2 Repositories and Registries; 17.3 Summary; Chapter 18: Model-Driven Service Development; 18.1 Generated Service Code; 18.2 Modeling Services; 18.3 Meta Models in Practice; 18.4 Setting Up MDSD Processes; 18.5 Tools; 18.6 Avoiding Bottlenecks; 18.7 Summary; Chapter 19: Establishing SOA and SOA Governance; 19.1 Introducing SOA; 19.2 SOA Governance; 19.3 SOA Step-by-Step; 19.4 Other SOA Approaches; 19.5 Additional Recommendations; 19.6 Summary; Chapter 20: Epilogue; 20.1 Is SOA Something New?; 20.2 Does SOA Increase Complexity?; 20.3 What Are the Key Success Factors for SOA?; 20.4 Where Is SOA Not Appropriate?; 20.5 Does SOA Replace OOP?; References; Glossary; COLOPHON;
Nicolai Josuttis wrote "The C++ Standard Library" and "C++ Templates" for Addison-Wesley. An experienced systems architect, he recently spent two years rolling out an SOA at a major mobile phone company. Nicolai is presenting tutorials on SOAs at a number of conferences, and has been speaking on the subject for over a year so far.
Posted July 21, 2011
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