Publisher: Manning, 2006, 242 pages
Keywords: IT Architecture
Understanding Enterprise SOA gives technologists and business people an invaluable and until now missing integrated picture of the issues and their interdependencies. You will learn how to think in a big way, moving confidently between technology- and business-level concerns. Written in a comfortable, mentoring style by two industry insiders, the book draws conclusions from actual experiences of real companies in diverse industries, from manufacturing to genome research. It cuts through vendor hype and shows you what it really takes to get SOA to work.
Intended for both business people and technologists, the book reviews core SOA technologies and uncovers the critical human factors involved in deploying them. You will see how enterprise SOA changes the terrain of EAI, B2B commerce, business process management, "real time" operations, and enterprise software development in general.
This book is written for idiots by idiots. The pampering tone and the simplistic examples, that are neither valid nor enlightening, makes me wanna puke… (they ain't even logically valid from time to time).
According to the authors, SOA solves everything (if we just disregard complexity and security). Oh, and yes: EAI is bad for you (and wildly different from a SOAP/WSDL…). Sigh.
Even I can produce better trash than this. As a technocrat, it gives me nothing. As a manager, it is full of techno-babble, with examples that doesn't fit business reality and so simplistic solutions, that if a CIO proposed them to management, he would get thrown out.
And it is painfully boring written, as well as being extremely verbose. Nearest trashbin is too kind a fate for this piece of trash. I can only regret the poor customers that have been paying the authors, as they probably have been cheated out of a lot of money.