SOA Pattern Catalogue, Community Launched by Prentice Hall

SOA Design Patterns, a catalog of 85 design patterns for SOA projects, is now available from Prentice Hall. The book is accompanied by a new SOA expert community, SOAPatterns.org. The coordinated book-web community effort is aimed at creating an on-going environment for submitting, evaluatiung and using new SOA design patterns.

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SOA Design Patterns, a catalog of 85 design patterns for SOA projects, is now available from Prentice Hall. The book documents the most proven and successful design techniques for SOA success, is accompanied by a new SOA expert community SOAPattners.org

The coordinated book-web community effort is aimed at creating an on-going environment for submitting, evaluatiung and using new SOA design patterns, according to Prentice Hall officials.

The SOAPatterns.org community site will provide an 'open forum' for the on-going development and expansion of the SOA pattern catalog, according to Prentice Hall. The catalog, which has been in development for three years, has been subjected to comprehensive reviews by hundreds of industry professionals who work at the world's leading technology companies, according to Prentice Hall.

The combination catalog-website effort was spearheaded up by Thomas Erl, series editor of Prentice Hall's Service-Oriented Computing Series.

"The release of this book is a testament to the state of maturation that service-oriented computing, as a distinct distributed computing platform, has attained," said Erl, in a statement. "As modern services-based technologies continue to reach their own respective stages of maturity, the SOA design pattern catalog will continue to expand in order to encompass more specialized design practices and techniques."

At SOAPatterns.org, members can push the on-going development of useful SOA patterns. The site promotes member interactivity, including the submission, review, comment and use of SOA patterns, as well as other expert SOA advice.

SOAPatterns.org now includes 20 candidate patterns, including five REST-inspired patterns by co-authors of the SOA Design Patterns book. Submitters include Raj Balasubramanian, a co-author of the upcoming book "SOA with REST."

To make the patterns accessible to IT professionals, a series of articles will be published on a weekly basis until 2010. The articles will also be published on www.informit.com and will be made available for syndication in third-party publications, according to Prentice Hall.




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