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Review of books: SOA Patterns by Arnon Rotem-Gal-Oz

April 23rd, 2012 No comments

I have previously written a small blog post about reading SOA Patterns by Arnon Rotem-Gal-Oz by Manning. That time is was what was called a 2/3 review, hence a peer review of the material currently present.

A couple of weeks ago I was approached by Manning and asked if I wanted to do the technical proof reading of the book. I thought about it for a day and two and then accepted the offer.

The book is made up of 10 chapters. Part I (chapters 1 through 7) is titled SOA Patterns and gives, both an overview of SOA and a deep dive into the various patterns and their usage. Part II is called Applying SOA Patterns and is made up of the remaining three chapters. Chapter 8 is about anti-patterns, chapter 9 a case study and chapter 10 a comparison of SOA with other architectural styles.

The full Table of Contents is:

Part I – SOA Patterns

  • Solving SOA Pains with Patterns
  • Basic Structural Patterns
  • Pattens for Performance, Scalability and Availability
  • Security & Manageability
  • Message Exchange Patterns
  • Service Consumer Patterns
  • Composition Patterns

Part II – Applying SOA Patterns

  • Service Anti Patterns
  • Putting it all together – a case study
  • SOA vs. the World

All in all the book is worth the effort and does a good job of linking problems with solutions, regardless of whether you are a “SOA virgin” og an experienced developer/architect.

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