Learning Guide

SOA/SOI Learning Guide


SOA (Service-Oriented Architecture)
SOI (Service-Oriented Integration)
SOM (Service-Oriented Management)
This guide explains what service-oriented architecture is and how service-oriented integration fits into the world of Web services.

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You'll find service-oriented articles, tutorials, examples, tips, white papers, expert advice and more to pump up your SOA and SOI know-how quickly.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
   SOA Quick Start
   SOA Articles
   SOA Best Practices/Tutorials
   Industry Quotes about SOA
   SOA White Papers
   Q&A: Service-Oriented Architecture
   Q&A: Service-Oriented Management
   Webcasts with SOA experts
   Online SOA Resources
   More Learning Guides

Dr Hao He: "SOA is an architectural style whose goal is to achieve loose coupling among interacting software agents. A service is a unit of work done by a service provider to achieve desired end results for a service consumer. Both provider and consumer are roles played by software agents on behalf of their owners."


SOA Quick Start
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SOA and SOI Articles
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SOA Best Practices and Tutorials
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Industry Quotes about SOA and SOI
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  • James Phillips, chief strategist and senior vice president at Actional: "Not only does it demonstrate the importance of managing Web services in service-oriented architectures, but it also paves the way for the big management vendors trying to deliver on utility- and adaptive-computing initiatives. You can't execute on these grand computing visions without managing Web services."
  • Graham Glass, chief architect, The Mind Electric: "Never confuse a service-oriented architecture with a Web service. A company can have one without the other, but together they make a great team."
  • Jim Russell, Director of Emerging Technologies, IBM: "Services Oriented Architecture (SOA) and Web services go hand in hand. SOA describes the general concept of architecting applications and solutions around coarse-grained, loosely-coupled components services."
  • Ronald Schmelzer, Founder and Senior Analyst, ZapThink: "The vast majority of integration solutions will be based on Web services by 2006 at the latest. The market for these solutions will grow from last year's figure of $ 435 million to $ 6.2 billion in 2006."
  • Brent Sleeper, partner, The Stencil Group: "If service-oriented architecture represents the technical vision driving web services, then the service-oriented enterprise reflects a change in the human, business process, and organizational governance factors that shape how IT interacts with the business. The well-designed technical backbone of an SOA helps deliver upon the promise of reduced maintenance costs and better interoperability, but it is the application and management of the technology that delivers bottom-line productivity benefits."

Service-Oriented White Papers
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SOA Expert Advice
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SOM Expert Advice
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Webcasts with Leading SOA Experts
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Online SOA Resources
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This was first published in October 2003

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