Publisher: Manning, 2009, 425 pages
You can now build an enterprise-class SOA solution using just open source applications. But there's a catch. You'll have to decide which products to use and how to integrate them into a working whole. The areas to integrate range from business process management, complex event processing, messaging and middleware, and ESBs, to business rules. The task can be daunting.
If you are a developer or architect who'd like some help with this task, then Open Source SOA is the guide for you. You'll learn key SOA concepts and how these technologies fit into the SOA equation. You'll learn valuable ways to integrate them, based on hard-won experience by the author. And you'll discover why these open source products are a competitive alternative to expensive commercial solutions, and are in many cases superior.
This is not so much about OSS as it is about SOA. It is an excellent introduction to SOA concepts and its application thru software that just happens to be OSS.
If you're interested in SOA (and its universe of abbrevations), and at least can understand some XML and Java conceptually, this is for you.
Well worth reading.