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Chapter of the week: Advanced Messaging, Metadata and Security

About the Chapter
SOAP messaging is the lifeblood of contemporary service-oriented architecture (SOA), realizing not only the delivery of application data but also the composable nature of SOA. This chapter, excerpted from Service-Oriented Architecture: Concepts, Technology, and Design, focuses on the various WS-* extensions that govern specific areas of the SOAP messaging framework. It also looks at the creation and exchange of metadata and introduces message-level security.
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About the Book
Service-Oriented Architecture: Concepts, Technology, and Design is the first end-to-end tutorial that provides step-by-step instructions for modeling and designing service-oriented solutions from the ground up. Author Thomas Erl uses more than 125 case study examples and over 300 diagrams to illuminate the most important facets of building SOA platforms. With such features as a study of SOA support in .NET and J2EE platforms and "Plain English" sections, this book helps readers attain a solid understanding of what constitutes contemporary SOA and provides step-by-step guidance for realizing its successful implementation.

About the Author
Thomas Erl is an independent consultant and Chief Architect at XMLTC Consulting Inc. in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The author of Service-Oriented Architecture: A Field Guide to Integrating XML and Web Services, he is widely known for inventing the Layered Scope Model for XML and Web services, as well as the XML & Web Services Integration Framework (XWIF). Erl is also responsible for, one of the world's largest XML and Web services resource portals. For more information, visit

Note: Reproduced from Service-Oriented Architecture: Concepts, Technology, and Design, ISBN: 0131858580. Copyright 2006 with permission from Prentice Hall PTR.

This was first published in August 2005

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