Introduction: A business trip in the not-too- distant future. Information technology used in this trip. Service-oriented architectures and Web Services. Forces affecting the adoption of Web Services and other integration techniques. Growing impact of Web Services. Service-oriented architectures and beliefs about enterprise architectures. Starting to adopt a service-oriented architecture. Part II: Managing change needed for a service-oriented architecture: Change will happen. Tips for managing change issues during development. Part III: Creating service-oriented architectures: Architectures at each stage of adoption for Web Services. Architectural options. Middle-tier architecture. Revisiting the business trip in the not-too-distant future. Part IV: Compendium of software technology for service-oriented architectures: Additional specification details. Quick reference guide. Index
ï¿½ Only web services book to cover both data management and software engineering perspectives, excellent resource for ALL members of IT teams ï¿½ Jargon free, highly illustrated, with introduction that anyone can read that then leads into increasing technical detail ï¿½ Provides a set of leadership principles and suggested application for using this technology.
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.
"The discussion on the common beliefs about enterprise architectures and how they relate to Web services is a gem and worth the price of the book. Similarly insightful chapters cover the impact of Web services on the enterprise, adoption steps and change management issues in implementing Web services projects. This a great book that every manager contemplating a Web services project should read." - Toufic Boubez, Ph.D., Author of "Building Web Services with Java: Making Sense of XML, SOAP, WSDL and UDDI"