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Seven SOA Experts Co-author Practical “How-To” Book, “An Implementor’s Guide to SOA: Getting it Right”

Jun 16, 2007
Seven SOA Experts Co-author Practical “How-To” Book, “An Implementor’s Guide to SOA: Getting it Right”SAN MATEO, CALIF.--June 16, 2008—“An Implementors' Guide to SOA: Getting it Right” is now available for sale at  Seven contributing SOA expert authors share their collective wisdom in the 100-page book that covers the practical issues facing technologists when implementing a service-oriented architecture (SOA). 

“This book provides the needed clarity to the confusion over when, where, why and how SOA efforts should begin,” observed independent analyst Joe McKendrick.

The author/experts participating include:
Paul Butterworth                                   Hemant Ramachandra
Chief Technology Officer                      Managing Director, Business Systems Integration
AmberPoint                                        BearingPoint

David Besemer                                     Jim Green
Chief Technology Officer                      CEO
Composite Software                           Composite Software

Hub Vandervoort                                  Jeff Schneider
Chief Technology Officer                      Chief Executive Officer
Progress Software                              MomentumSI

Luc Clément
Senior Director Product Management    
Active Endpoints                               
and Co-Chairman
OASIS UDDI Specification Technical Committee

The book provides practical advice to those planning an SOA implementation as well as those in the midst of implementing one.  Readers will learn how to avoid the most common pitfalls of SOA implementations including designing for reuse and error handling, understanding registry governance over services lifecycle, evaluating different ESBs and their impact on the SOA infrastructure, managing effective run-time governance, positively influencing the organizational impacts of multiple technology teams creating different modules/components that must work together, training internal SOA teams for optimal effectiveness, and setting and measuring progress during every stage of the SOA implementation.

To view a summary of each chapter, please use the following links:

A free web conference featuring the seven authors will be held on June 18 at 2 p.m. EDT.  Joe McKendrick, independent analyst and expert author, will open the web event with an overview of the current SOA landscape, and then introduce each author, who will summarize his chapter's highlights.  A Q&A session follows.  For those unable to attend, the conference will be recorded and made available for downloading from

For more information about the book and its authors, or to download the web conference featuring the authors, visit:

The book may be purchased for US$19.75 plus tax from, using the following link: