SOA with .NET & Windows Azure: Realizing Service-Orientation with the Microsoft Platformpresents readers with a hands-on review of key issues in applying SOA techniques on the .NET platform. This is another in the series of Prentice Hall Service-Oriented Computing books edited by the noted SOA expert Thomas Erl. Read the free book excerpt here.
To create SOA with .NET & Windows Azure, Thomas Erl collaborated with several other authors, many of them closely affiliated with Microsoft. Along with others in the field, John deVadoss, the leader of the Patterns and Practices team at Mircosoft, lends his expertise to the work. We recently spoke with deVadoss about the book.
The book's authors took a deliberate, pragmatic approach to presenting the tools and techniques available to architects and developers working on the Microsoft platform, according to deVadoss. The authors refrain from debating the worth of each tool as generally used, and instead present the specific advantages and disadvantages of the tool in various uses. The book is meant to provide a solid starting point for those who are completely new to SOA on the Microsoft platform, while still offering a considerable amount of information on advanced issues, best practices and key software patterns.
Check out SOA with .NET & Windows Azure - Chapter 1 from Soabooks.com to get a look at the structure of the book and a comprehensive list of the topics it covers.