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Arun Rao
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I read the book review on Amazon and it has almost 5 stars. Apparently it looks like mostly the target audience are architects. I have couple of questions regarding the book.

Does this book cover any real world implementations like a case study? Is this book more theoretical or does it have lot of code samples?
 
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You're right in that it looks like most of the reviews are being written by architects, or at least IT professionals involved with application design (such as senior developers). There is also an SOA migration strategy, and about sixty best practices for Web services and XML that I think would be of interest to IT decision makers (managers, project leads, etc.).

To answer your first question, the book, for the most part, does not get into case studies or real world scenarios. We called it a Field Guide to communicate the fact that this is not a traditional tutorial-oriented book. It�s a collection of design strategies, best practices, and architectures. The closest thing to a case study are the examples used to demonstrate SOA modeling concepts in the last chapter. For all other topics and technologies discussed, we felt that there was already sufficient coverage in the current book marketplace.

With regards to your second question, the book does have some code samples. For the most part, these are used within the 16 introduction tutorials that cover XML, first- and second-generation (WS-*) standards. There is also a significant amount of sample code in the chapter on XML and Database Integration (have a look at the PDF document posted at: http://www.serviceoriented.ws/sampledb.asp).
 
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Does the book cover WS-Resource.
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Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat:
Thomas
Does the book cover WS-Resource.
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Pradeep, I don't think the book will cover such WS stuff in details... As I scanned through the TOC of the book, I found out that chapter-4 is about introduction to second-generation WS-* technologies... I think something about WS-Resource will be mentioned there in chapter-4... But I'm not totally sure... Just guessing...
 
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Thanks for the link Ko. The book is very useful for me
 
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The book is indeed useful, if your company is moving towards a Web service oriented architecture, definitely not a book for developers/programmers.
 
Arun Rao
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Thanks for your reply Thomas.

So I guess it will be useful for IT managers who are planning to implement SOA in their work place. Migrationg strategy will be really useful for me. Thanks so much covering it.

Another question I have is if it covers any technology in particular like say Java, .NET etc?

Tell me your personal recommendation. Do you think it is a good book on an architect's shelf or it is a broad overview of the technology with some snippets of code?

Any feedback will be really helpful.
 
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Another question I have is if it covers any technology in particular like say Java, .NET etc?

No, it doesn't.
 
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Originally posted by Arun Rao:
Do you think it is a good book on an architect's shelf or it is a broad overview of the technology with some snippets of code?

I don't think it will contain any snippets of code related to Web Services... And it is confirmed that it is a good book to be in architect's hands, but not on his/her shelf, covering with dusts...
 
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it seems like Ko Ko is trying hard to win this book by posting his/her PJs here.. good luck man/woman..
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