As a registered member of SearchSOA.com, you're entitled to a complimentary copy of Chapter of Web Services Platform Architecture written by Sanjiva Weerawarana, Francisco Curbera, Frank Leymann, Tony Storey, Donald F. Ferguson and published by Prentice Hall. "Web Services: A Realization of SOA"
"Web Services: A Realization of SOA" explains and defines the distinct differences and relationships of Web services and service-oriented architecture. This chapter focuses on specifications of Web services and introduces the latest terms and technologies that are based on and extend basic Internet standards. The descriptions are intended to be brief, but definitive in their place in the world of Web services.
This was first published in January 2008