1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Comprehensive & easy to understand
19 January, 2009
When you sign up for a Web services and/or full Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) project, you're also committing to learn about a host of standards including XML, XML schema, XML namespaces, WSDL, WS-Policy, and WS-Addressing. It's a sad but true fact that these are far from intuitive, and can be quite intimidating to both architects and developers. To make matters worse, ignoring or improperly implementing these technologies greatly diminishes the chance that your project will be successful.
Luckily, there's no need to go it alone. Thomas Erl and a collection of industry experts have added to the authoritative SOA series with this helpful book aimed squarely at assisting architects and developers to effectively take advantage of these essential standards. Using clear, easy-to-understand language it explains basic, intermediate, and advanced concepts, making it suitable for readers of all levels. It also includes extensive best practices regarding the important topic of governance. Comprehensive case studies are found throughout the book, providing realistic guidance on how to properly apply the lessons learned.