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The “SOA Design Patterns” Book Is Available

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This week Prentice Hall has announced the publication of "SOA Design Patterns", a comprehensive catalog of 85 design patterns for service-oriented architecture that documents the most proven and successful design techniques for succeeding with modern-day SOA. In conjunction with the release of the book, the new community site has been launched, providing an open forum for the on-going development and expansion of the patterns.

"SOA Design Patterns" received enthusiastic participation throughout IT communities. Contributors included David Chappell and Clemens Utschig from Oracle, Mark Little from Red Hat, and Jason Hogg from Microsoft. Furthermore, Dennis Wisnosky, Chief Architect and Chief Technical Officer at the U.S. Department of Defense, contributed a chapter that explains how these design patterns (together with the design principles originally documented in Erl’s previous book, SOA Principles of Service Design), are being successfully applied within the U.S. Department of Defense as part of their SOA adoption initiatives.

The 85 patterns identified in the book include:

Canonical Schema Bus, Composition Design Patterns, Enterprise Service Bus, Inventory Design Patterns, Policy Enforcement, Reliable Messaging, Service Design Patterns, Service Grid, Three-Layer Inventory, and Transformation.

The manuscript was also reviewed by distinguished members of the patterns community, such as Grady Booch, Martin Fowler, and Ralph Johnson, one of the original members of the Gang of Four. Grady Booch, IBM Fellow and co-developer of the Unified Modeling Language (UML), provided the foreword for the book, in which he states:

SOA Design Patterns is an important contribution to the literature and practice of building and delivering quality software-intensive systems.

More industry responses can be found at the book web site

The enthusiasm surrounding the release of the book suggests that the rumors about SOA death are not quite true yet.

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