Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing

Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing : The Savvy Manager's Guide

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Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing is a jargon-free, highly illustrated explanation of how to leverage the rapidly multiplying services available on the Internet. The future of business will depend on software agents, mobile devices, public and private clouds, big data, and other highly connected technology. IT professionals will need to evaluate and combine online services into service-oriented architectures (SOA), often depending on Web services and cloud computing. This can mean a fundamental shift away from custom software and towards a more nimble use of semantic vocabularies, middle-tier systems, adapters and other standardizing aspects.

This book is a guide for the savvy manager who wants to capitalize on this technological revolution. It begins with a high-level example of how an average person might interact with a service-oriented architecture, and progresses to more detail, discussing technical forces driving adoption and how to manage technology, culture and personnel issues that can arise during adoption. An extensive reference section provides quick access to commonly used terms and concepts.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 248 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 362.87g
  • Morgan Kaufmann Publishers In
  • San Francisco, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0123983576
  • 9780123983572
  • 1,537,555

Table of contents

Part I: Overview of Web Services, Service-Oriented Architecture, and Cloud Computing 1. A Business Trip in the Not-Too-Distant Future 2. Information Technology Used in This Trip 3. Web Services and Service-Oriented Architectures 4. Cloud Computing

Part II: Technical Forces Driving the Adoption of Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing 5. Technical Forces Driving the Adoption of Webservices 6. Technical Forces Driving the Adoption of a Service-Oriented Architecture 7. Technical Forces Driving the Adoption of Cloud Computing

Part III: Managing Change Needed for Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing 8. Change Issues Affecting the Adoption of Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing 9. Tips for Managing Change Issues during Development 10. Managing Change with an Incremental Service-Oriented Architecture

Part IV: Getting Started with Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing 11. Getting Started with Web Services 12. Getting Started with Service-Oriented Architectures 13. Getting Started with Cloud Computing 14. Revisiting the Business Trip in the Not-Too-Distant Future

Part V: Reference Guide 15. Semantic Vocabularies 16. Terminology
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"Web Services, Service-Based Architecture, and Cloud Computing by Douglas Barry provides easy-to-follow guidance around the proper use of web services, how they exist within SOA, and how the emerging use of cloud computing correctly fits into the mix. This is something that most in this industry can neither define nor implement, and getting it right the first time is critical to success. If you're looking to understand the true nature of web services, SOA, and cloud computing - including the underlying details - then you should begin by reading this book."

-David S. Linthicum, Author, Founder and CTO of Blue Mountain Labs
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About Douglas K. Barry

Douglas K. Barry specializes in enterprise architecture with an emphasis in service-oriented architecture, database systems, and object technology, His practice is aimed at accelerating your understanding and use of software technology. He is an author, columnist, guest lecturer, international speaker, and mentor. Mr. Barry has consulted to over 80 companies operating in the areas of finance, stock trading, computer-aided design, telecommunications, electronic catalogs, software development, manufacturing, and military applications.
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