SOA: Principles of Service Design

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Prentice Hall, 2008 - Computers - 573 pages
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This book’s in-depth coverage includes - Over 240 full-color illustrations; A concise introduction to SOA and service-oriented computing concepts and benefits; A thorough exploration of the service-orientation design paradigm as represented by eight specific design principles; A comparison of service-oriented and object-oriented concepts and principles and a clear definition of what qualifies as 'service-oriented' logic; Detailed coverage of four different forms of service-related design granularity; and more.

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User Review  - Michael - Goodreads

Principles of Service Design is an in depth exploration of seven guiding principles to Service Oriented Architecture. This is a great first book to read to gain an understanding of SOA without getting ... Read full review

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User Review  - Patrick - Goodreads

This is an excellent introduction to SOA practices, mixing theory and practice in a readable format. The online adjunct is also nice. I look forward to several of the upcoming books in the series. I have been recommending this to many of the folks working with us on SOA projects. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

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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