4 of 13 people found the following review helpful
SOA explained, without the hype,
This review is from: Service-Oriented Architecture: Concepts, Technology, and Design (Prentice Hall Service-Oriented Computing Series from Thomas Erl) (Hardcover)
This is a great book on SOA. It's the first book I found that really explained the concepts in a clear and concise way. It gives an overview of what SOA really is and what not and then goes on to explain how to design an SOA.
This book is especially helpful for those who have been wrestling with Web services (SOAP) as a technique, but haven't seen any of the SOA promises yet. Thomas Erl can probably explain to you, where you've gone wrong.