SOA Made Simple

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  • Start logically by understanding the misalignment of IT and Business and the problems it causes
  • Gradually learn about the solution to this misalignment with SOA concepts such as service, solution architecture, and more
  • Put together clear definitions of ‘Service’ and ‘Architecture’ to understand the full SOA picture
  • Fully understand how to distinguish between both well and badly designed services and pinpoint the reasons for each
  • Get to grips with the different service layers, guidelines and principles of service design
  • Learn about the building blocks of SOA, like BPM and Enterprise Service Bus
  • Dive into the realization and maintenance of your SOA once the concept is clear
  • Think about SOA in historic perspective: the evolution from EAI, CBD, OO and so on
  • Understand how to pick your battles once you finally get started with SOA to make it a successful effort in your own organization!

SOA is an industry term which is often preached like a religion rather than taught like a technology, and over time, grasping the concept has become unnecessarily difficult. Many companies proclaim that they don’t know where to begin with SOA, while others have begun their SOA effort but haven’t reaped the benefits they were convinced it would bring. “SOA Made Simple” unveils the true meaning of Service Oriented Architecture and how to make it successful so that you can confidently explain SOA to anyone!

“SOA Made Simple” explains exactly what SOA is in simple terminology and by using real-life examples. Once a simple definition is clear in your mind, you’ll be guided through what SOA solves, when and why you should use it, and how to set up, design and categorize your SOA landscape. With this book in hand you’ll learn to keep your SOA strategy successful as you expand on it.

“SOA Made Simple” demystifies SOA, simply. It is not difficult to grasp, but for various reasons SOA is often made unnecessarily complex. Service-orientation is already a very natural way of thinking for business stakeholders that want to realize and sell services to potential clients, and this book helps you to realize that concept both in theory and practice.

You’ll begin with a clear and simple explanation of what SOA is and why we need it. You’ll then be presented with plain facts about the key ingredients of a service, and along the way learn about service design, layering and categorizing, some major SOA platform offerings as well as governance and successful implementation.

After reading “SOA Made Simple” you will have a clear understanding of what SOA is so you can implement and govern SOA in your own organization.

  • Get to grips with clear definitions of ‘Service’ and ‘Architecture’ to understand the full SOA picture
  • Read about SOA in simple terms from Oracle ACE Directors for SOA and Middleware in this book and e-book
  • A concise, no-nonsense guide to demystifying Service Oriented Architecture
Page Count 292
Course Length 8 hours 45 minutes
ISBN 9781849684163
Date Of Publication 20 Dec 2012


Lonneke Dikmans

Lonneke Dikmans lives in the Netherlands with her husband and two children. She graduated with a degree in cognitive science from the University of Nijmegen in the Netherlands. She started her career as a usability specialist but went back to school when she lived in California to pursue a more technical career. She started as a JEE developer on different platforms such as Oracle and IBM, and specialized in integration. She now works as an architect, both on projects and as an enterprise architect. She has experience in different industries such as financial services, government, and utilities. She advises companies that want to set up Service Oriented Architecture and Business Process Management. Lonneke was one of the first five technical experts to be recognized as an Oracle Fusion Middleware Regional Director in 2005. In 2007, the program was renamed and is now known as the Oracle ACE program. Lonneke is a BPMN certified professional and was awarded the title of Oracle Fusion Middleware developer of the year by Oracle Magazine in 2007. Lonneke is the managing partner of Vennster with Ronald van Luttikhuizen. Vennster is a knowledge-driven organization. Vennster’s single most important ambition is to help her customers improve their products and services by improving the quality of the information flow. This is accomplished by offering services in the areas of User Experience, Business Process Management, and Service Oriented Architecture. Lonneke has contributed to the Oracle SOA Suite 11g Handbook, Oracle Press by Lucas Jellema that was published in 2011. She publishes on a regular basis in magazines and on the internet, participates in podcasts, and speaks at international conferences about Service Oriented Architecture and Business Process Management.

Ronald van Luttikhuizen

Ronald van Luttikhuizen lives in Nijmegen, the Netherlands with his partner Susanne. He has over 10 years of experience in IT. Ronald studied Computer Science at the University of Utrecht and University of Wisconsin – Madison and received his MSc degree in 2003. Ronald creates valuable solutions for the business using a structured approach to Service Oriented Architecture. He takes into account both technical and functional aspects of a process to come up with a feasible solution. Ronald worked in projects for government, financials, energy, logistics, and services. Ronald has experience in various roles such as architect, project lead, information analyst, software developer/designer, coach, trainer, team lead, and consultant in a wide variety of enterprise applications. He started his career as a specialist in analysis and design, application development, and application and process integration. The main technology focus in these projects were UML, Java, and XML. In later years, Ronald focused on architecture within service-oriented environments and other types of EAI environments, describing the to-be architecture, defining roadmaps, guiding implementation, and building parts of the solution. Ronald is a speaker at (international) conferences and regularly publishes articles on Oracle Technology Network, his blog, Java Magazine, Optimize, and participates in OTN ArchBeat Podcasts. In 2008, Ronald was named Oracle ACE for SOA and middleware. Ronald was promoted to Oracle ACE Director in 2010. Ronald wrote several chapters for the Oracle SOA Suite 11g Handbook, Oracle Press by Lucas Jellema and served as a technical reviewer for the book. The book was published in 2011.