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Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing is a jargon-free, highly illustrated explanation of how to leverage the rapidly multiplying services available on the Internet. The future of business will depend on software agents, mobile devices, public and private clouds, big data, and other highly connected technology. IT professionals will need to evaluate and combine online services into service-oriented architectures (SOA), often depending on Web services and cloud computing. This can mean ...

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Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing: The Savvy Manager's Guide

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Overview

Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing is a jargon-free, highly illustrated explanation of how to leverage the rapidly multiplying services available on the Internet. The future of business will depend on software agents, mobile devices, public and private clouds, big data, and other highly connected technology. IT professionals will need to evaluate and combine online services into service-oriented architectures (SOA), often depending on Web services and cloud computing. This can mean a fundamental shift away from custom software and towards a more nimble use of semantic vocabularies, middle-tier systems, adapters and other standardizing aspects.

This book is a guide for the savvy manager who wants to capitalize on this technological revolution. It begins with a high-level example of how an average person might interact with a service-oriented architecture, and progresses to more detail, discussing technical forces driving adoption and how to manage technology, culture and personnel issues that can arise during adoption. An extensive reference section provides quick access to commonly used terms and concepts.



  • Broad, non-technical explanation of a technical topic for managers at all levels
  • Only web services book to cover data management and software engineering perspectives; excellent resource for all members of IT teams
  • Provides a set of leadership principles and suggested applications for using this technology
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"Web Services, Service-Based Architecture, and Cloud Computing by Douglas Barry provides easy-to-follow guidance around the proper use of web services, how they exist within SOA, and how the emerging use of cloud computing correctly fits into the mix. This is something that most in this industry can neither define nor implement, and getting it right the first time is critical to success. If you’re looking to understand the true nature of web services, SOA, and cloud computing - including the underlying details - then you should begin by reading this book."

-David S. Linthicum, Author, Founder and CTO of Blue Mountain Labs

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780124072008
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 12/31/2012
  • Series: Savvy Manager's Guides
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 856,543
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Douglas K. Barry specializes in enterprise architecture with an emphasis in service-oriented architecture, database systems, and object technology, His practice is aimed at accelerating your understanding and use of software technology. He is an author, columnist, guest lecturer, international speaker, and mentor. Mr. Barry has consulted to over 80 companies operating in the areas of finance, stock trading, computer-aided design, telecommunications, electronic catalogs, software development, manufacturing, and military applications.
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Table of Contents

Introduction

Part I: Overview of Web Services, Service-Oriented Architecture, and Cloud Computing

1. A Business Trip in the Not-Too-Distant Future

2. Information Technology Used in This Trip

3. Web Services and Service-Oriented Architectures

4. Cloud Computing

Part II: Technical Forces Driving the Adoption of Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing

5. Technical Forces Driving the Adoption of Webservices

6. Technical Forces Driving the Adoption of a Service-Oriented Architecture

7. Technical Forces Driving the Adoption of Cloud Computing

Part III: Managing Change Needed for Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing

8. Change Issues Affecting the Adoption of Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing

9. Tips for Managing Change Issues during Development

10. Managing Change with an Incremental Service-Oriented Architecture

Part IV: Getting Started with Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing

11. Getting Started with Web Services

12. Getting Started with Service-Oriented Architectures

13. Getting Started with Cloud Computing

14. Revisiting the Business Trip in the Not-Too-Distant Future

Part V: Reference Guide

15. Semantic Vocabularies

16. Terminology

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  • Posted May 10, 2013

    Are you a savvy manager who wants to capitalize on the wave of c

    Are you a savvy manager who wants to capitalize on the wave of change that is occurring with Web services, SOAs; and, more recently, cloud computing? If you are, then this book is for you! Author Douglas K. Barry, has done an outstanding job of writing a 2nd edition of a book that gives you the opportunity to consider some ideas and advice that just might make it easier for your organization to realize the potential benefits in Web services, SOAs, and cloud computing.




    Author Barry, begins with a high-level story of how a person on a business trip interacts with a SOA based on Web services and cloud computing. In addition, the author provides a high-level explanation for the technology and standards used for the business trip. He then explains the Web services connections. The author then, weaves the concepts of service-oriented architecture into a discussion of cloud computing. Next, he introduces force field analysis and applies it to the adoption of Web services. In addition, the author applies force field analysis to service-oriented architectures. He continues by providing force field analysis for adopting two types pf cloud providers: software as a service and platform as a service. Then, the author deals with managing the human aspect of the change that occurs with the adoption of a service-oriented architecture with cloud computing. Next, he provides tips on how to make development easier. The author then introduces incremental SOA analysis that aims to help manage change by improving the project selection process in a way that also improves the chance of success for the selected project. In addition, he provides three basic experiments that use Web services and then uses the story about the business trip discussed earlier to address more advanced uses of Web services. The author continues by providing design concepts and considerations along with staffing and change issues to take into account when establishing a service-oriented architecture. Then, he discusses a way to evaluate external services and the systems and hardware that support these services. Finally, the author summarizes the Web services, service-oriented architectures, and cloud computing related to the business trip described earlier. 




    This most excellent book presents a straightforward approach that will help you get your organization ready to take advantage of a SOA—in whatever form it takes. Perhaps more importantly, the author has written a great nontechnical book on a technical subject.

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