Service-oriented Architecture: A Field Guide to Integrating XML and Web Services

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Prentice Hall PTR, 2004 - Computers - 536 pages
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Why this guide is important; The hammer and XML; XML and Web services; Web Services and Service-Oriented Architecture; Service-Oriented Architecture and the hammer; The hammer and you; The XML & Web Services Integration Framework (XWIF);Hoe this guide is organized: Pat I:The technical Landscape; Part II: Integrating technology; Part III: Integrating applications; Patr IV: Integrating the enterprise;; Contact the author; Introduction to XML technologies; Extensible Markup Language (XML); Document Type Definitions (DTD); XML Schema Definition Language (XSD); Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT); XML Query Language (XQuery); XML Path Language (XPath);Introduction to Web services technologies; Web services and the service-oriented architecture(SOA); Web Services Descritption Language (WSDL); Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP); Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI); Introduction ti secind-gerenation(WS-*) Web services technologies; Second-generation Web services and the service-oriented enterprise(SOE); WS-Coordination and WS- Transaction; Business Process Execution Language for Web SErvices (BPEL4WS); WS-Security and the Web services security specifications; WS-ReliableMessaging; WS-Policy; WS-Attachments; Integrating XML into appilcations; Strategies for integrating XML data representation; Integrating Web Services into applications; Integrating XML and databases; The mechanucs of application integration; Service-oriented architectures for legacy integration; Service-Oriented architectures for enterprise integration; Service-oriented integration strategies; Thirty Best practices for integrating XML; Thirty best practices dor integrating Web services; Building the service-oriented enterprise(SOE).

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About the author (2004)

Thomas Erl is a best-selling IT author and founder of ®. Thomas has been the world's top-selling service technology author for over five years and is the series editor of the Prentice Hall Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl ( ), as well as the editor of the Service Technology Magazine ( With over 175,000 copies in print world-wide, his eight published books have become international bestsellers and have been formally endorsed by senior members of major IT organizations, such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, Intel, Accenture, IEEE, HL7, MITRE, SAP, CISCO, HP, and others.


Four of his books, Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture, SOA Design Patterns, SOA Principles of Service Design, and SOA Governance, were authored in collaboration with the IT community and have contributed to the definition of cloud computing technology mechanisms, the service-oriented architectural model and service-orientation as a distinct paradigm. Thomas is currently working with over 20 authors on several new books dedicated to specialized topic areas such as cloud computing, Big Data, modern service technologies, and service-orientation.


As CEO of Arcitura Education Inc. and in cooperation with ®, Thomas has led the development of curricula for the internationally recognized SOA Certified Professional (SOACP) and Cloud Certified Professional (CCP) accreditation programs, which have established a series of formal, vendor-neutral industry certifications.


Thomas is the founding member of the SOA Manifesto Working Group and author of the Annotated SOA Manifesto ( He is a member of the Cloud Education & Credential Committee, SOA Education Committee, and he further oversees and initiatives, which are dedicated to the on-going development of master pattern catalogs for service-oriented computing and cloud computing.

Thomas has toured over 20 countries as a speaker and instructor for public and private events, and regularly participates in international conferences, including SOA, Cloud + Service Technology Symposium and Gartner events. Over 100 articles and interviews by Thomas have been published in numerous publications, including the Wall Street Journal and CIO Magazine.

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