Friday, October 10, 2008

SOA Design Patterns

As part of the SOA Symposium I was excited to watch the release of the latest Prentice Hall title, SOA Design Patterns by Thomas Erl. This is a large effort and I was fortunate to be asked by Thomas to participate in a contributing author capacity. Over 80+ patterns are outlined and include many of the speakers at the SOA Symposium. It is good to see such cooperation and the development of more independent material for the international audience. Some of the patterns are available at which will be updated to match the book as well as candidate design patterns.

Another title that I am very interested in reviewing is also another Prentice Hall title, Web Service Contract Design & Versioning for SOA.

SOA Symposium 1.0

Well it has been quite awhile since I have posted but now that I have a few minutes I figure I would discuss my experience at SOA Symposium 1.0 in Netherlands, Amsterdam. I am working for SOA Systems delivering SOA training this week and was fortunate to speak at three sessions and participate in a panel discussion with my peers. I was very impressed with the quality of sessions and speakers that were able to take time out and share their thoughts on the future of SOA. Check out and look for publicly available content sometime in the future.

There was a lot of discussion on how SOA Governance is becoming more important along with more efficient platforms and alternative consumers. One common thread in my discussion with attendees was how important the people quotient is in creating a successful SOA.