Service-Oriented Architecture: A Field Guide to Integrating XML and Web Services, 1st edition

  • Thomas Erl

Service-Oriented Architecture: A Field Guide to Integrating XML and Web Services

ISBN-13:  9780131428980

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As XML becomes an increasingly significant part of the IT mainstream, expert guidance and common-sense strategies are required to avoid the many pitfalls of applying XML incorrectly or allowing it to be used in an uncontrolled manner. This book acts as a knowledge base for issues relating to integration, and provides clear, concise advice on how to best determine the manner and direction XML technology should be positioned and integrated. The book will be one of the first to provide documentation for second-generation Web services technologies (also known as WS-*). The importance of these specifications (which include BPEL, WS-Transaction, WS-Coordination, WS-Security, WS-Policy, and WS-Reliable Messaging) cannot be understated. Major standards organizations and vendors are supporting and developing these standards. ***David Keogh, Program Manager for Enterprise Frameworks and Tools, Microsoft, will provide a front cover quotation for the book.

Table of contents


1. Introduction.

Why this guide is important. The XML & Web Services Integration Framework (XWIF). How this guide is organized. Contact the author.


2. Introduction to XML technologies.

Extensible Markup Language (XML). Document Type Definitions (DTD). XML Schema Definition Language (XSD). Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT). XML Query Language (XQuery). XML Path Language (XPath).

3. Introduction to Web services technologies.

Web services and the service-oriented architecture (SOA). Web Services Description Language (WSDL). Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP). Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI).

4. Introduction to second-generation (WS-*) Web services technologies.

Second-generation Web services and the service-oriented enterprise (SOE). WS-Coordination and WS-Transaction. Business Process Execution Language for Web Services (BPEL4WS). WS-Security and the Web services security specifications. WS-ReliableMessaging. WS-Policy. WS-Attachments.


5. Integrating XML into applications.

Strategies for integrating XML data representation. Strategies for integrating XML data validation. Strategies for integrating XML schema administration. Strategies for integrating XML transformation. Strategies for integrating XML data querying.

6. Integrating Web services into applications.

Service models. Modeling service-oriented component classes and Web service interfaces. Strategies for integrating service-oriented encapsulation. Strategies for integrating service assemblies. Strategies for enhancing service functionality. Strategies for integrating SOAP messaging.

7. Integrating XML and databases.

Comparing XML and relational databases. Integration architectures for XML and relational databases. Strategies for integrating XML with relational databases. Techniques for mapping XML to relational data. Database extensions. Native XML databases.


8. The mechanics of application integration.

Understanding application integration. Integration levels. A guide to middleware. Choosing an integration path.

9. Service-oriented architectures for legacy integration.

Service models for application integration. Fundamental integration components. Web services and one-way integration architectures. Web services and point-to-point architectures. Web services and centralized database architectures. Service-oriented analysis for legacy architectures.

10. Service-oriented architectures for enterprise integration.

Service models for enterprise integration architectures. Fundamental enterprise integration architecture components. Web services and enterprise integration architectures. Hub and spoke. Messaging bus. Enterprise Service Bus (ESB).

11. Service-oriented integration strategies.

Strategies for streamlining integration endpoint interfaces. Strategies for optimizing integration endpoint services. Strategies for integrating legacy architectures. Strategies for enterprise solution integration. Strategies for integrating Web services security.


12. Thirty best practices for integrating XML.

Best practices for planning XML migration projects. Best practices for knowledge management within XML projects. Best practices for standardizing XML applications. Best practices for designing XML applications.

13. Thirty best practices for integrating Web services.

Best practices for planning service-oriented projects. Best practices for standardizing Web services. Best practices for designing service-oriented environments. Best practices for managing service-oriented development projects. Best practices for implementing Web services.

14. Building the service-oriented enterprise (SOE).

SOA modeling basics. SOE building blocks. SOE migration strategy.

About the Author.

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Published by Pearson (April 16th 2004) - Copyright © 2004