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  • Title Web Service and SOA Technologies
  • Author(s) Glenn Hostetler, Sandor Hasznos
  • Publisher: Practicing Safe Techs; First Edition edition (April 22, 2009)
  • Paperback 208 pages
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 098230370X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982303702
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Book Description

This is the online version of the corresponding printing, humorous manner, fun to read book. All the chapters are at least 99% same as the printing version.

This very insightful book devotes a chapter to each of several service oriented architecture (SOA) and web service-related technologies. For each chapter, an overview is given along with the strengths, weaknesses, alternatives and common mistakes for that technology. For example, there are chapters devoted to SOAs, Web Services, Enterprise Service Buses, BPEL, Governance, .Net, J2EE, Message Oriented Middleware, XML, REST and ROA, SOAP, WSRP and WSDL. There are also chapters on a number of other related technologies like HTTP, PHP, XML Schemas, HTML and horizontal and vertical scaling - each chapter emphasizing common mistakes that bring down SOA projects.

The book is chalked full of useful insights and pitfalls to avoid, but what makes the presentation truly unique is that each topic is presented in an engaging and humorous manner. Genuinely funny footnotes permeate the text and Dilbert-esque cartoons that make a point about each technology cause very boring topics to become palatable. If you're a project manager or software architect who can't name three ways technologies like... say... Web Services or XML threatens projects then you should buy this book. It's also a good book to read to have something intelligent to say about popular technologies during job interviews and you'll have a few chuckles along the way.

About the Authors
  • Glenn Hostetler has written two books and several IBM white papers on service oriented architectures, web services, and related technologies. He has been providing service oriented architecture consulting for six years. Recently, he was an integration specialist for Oracle ERP customers who use IBM middleware (such as ESBs and queues). He co-founded a 10 person consulting company that specializes in software for large scale systems. Prior to that, he provided J2EE, Java, C++, and general development services.

  • Sandor Hasznos is a Director of Service Oriented Architecture Development at IBM. He authored the IBM Redbook ''The Software Development Mystery Solved'', which documents a proven methodology for large software deployments. He has a seat on IBM's Architecture Review Board, which establishes the software architecture methods and practices for implementing enterprise systems for IBM customers. He is a winner of the IBM Technology Excellence Award and the Hughes Aircraft Innovation Award.

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