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How This Book Is Organized

The remainder of this book is organized into the following chapters:

Chapter 2: An Overview of SOA & Service-Orientation

This chapter introduces the concept of services before focusing on service-orientation, documenting its history, and associating it with SOA, service-oriented computing, and the relevance of design patterns.

Chapter 3: A Look at How Services are Defined and Composed

This chapter steps readers through a process that demonstrates how service-orientation is applied to shape different types of services as part of service-oriented solutions.

Chapter 4: An Exploration of Service-Orientation with the SOA Manifesto

This chapter explores the service-orientation paradigm through the priorities and guiding principles of the SOA Manifesto. It elaborates on individual statements and associates them with aspects of SOA and service-orientation. Content in this chapter is based on the Annotated SOA Manifesto, which was specifically authored for this book in the days following the release of the SOA Manifesto.

Chapter 5: An Overview of Service Technology

This chapter briefly introduces a diverse range of traditional and modern technologies relevant to services and service-based architectures.

Chapter 6: A Look at Service-Driven Industry Models

This chapter provides a series of brief examples of how next generation SOA practices and technologies can be used collectively and collaboratively.

Chapter 7: A Case Study

This chapter concludes the book with a detailed case study that demonstrates the use of several of the practices, models, and service technologies previously described.

Appendix A: Additional Reading for Applying Service-Orientation

This appendix provides supplemental reading resources for service-orientation principles, SOA characteristics and types, as well as SOA design patterns. This content is comprised of excerpts from the SOA Principles of Service Design and SOA Design Patterns series titles.

Appendix B: Additional Reading for Planning for & Governing Service-Orientation

This appendix provides supplemental reading resources for service-orientation pillars, organizational maturity levels, and SOA governance controls. This content is comprised of excerpts from the SOA Governance: Governing Shared Services On-Premise and in the Cloud series title.

Appendix C: Additional Reading for Cloud Computing

This appendix provides supplemental reading resources for cloud computing benefits, risks, and challenges. This content is comprised of excerpts from the Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture series title.

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