Currently I am reading this book:
Understanding Enterprise SOA
Eric Pulier and Hugh Taylor with foreword by Paul Gaffner
This book gives technologists and business people an invaluable and until now missing integrated picture of the issues and their interdependencies. You will learn how to think in a big way, moving confidently between technology- and business-level concerns. Written in a comfortable, mentoring style by two industry insiders, the book draws conclusions from actual experiences of real companies in diverse industries, from manufacturing to genome research. It cuts through vendor hype and shows you what it really takes to get SOA to work.
- How SOA streamlines portal development and EAI
- Rapid integration with partners
- Effective BPM and real time management
- How to design, develop, run, and secure an SOA
- Real-world SOA deployment scenarios
I already read couple of chapters and I must say I am very enthusiastic. SOA is clearly explained without any hype around it. It is nice to read and elaborates what I have heard during the Microsoft SOA Conference I attend beginning of this month.