SOA Design Patterns

About this Book

In cooperation with experts and practitioners throughout the SOA community, best-selling author Thomas Erl brings together the de facto catalog of design patterns for SOA and service-orientation. More than three years in development and subjected to numerous industry reviews, the 85 patterns in this full-color book provide the most successful and proven design techniques to overcoming the most common and critical problems to achieving modern-day SOA.

Through numerous examples, individually documented pattern profiles, and over 400 color illustrations, this book provides in-depth coverage of:

  • Patterns for the design, implementation, and governance of service inventories-collections of services representing individual service portfolios that can be independently modeled, designed, and evolved.
  • Patterns specific to service-level architecture which pertain to a wide range of design areas, including contract design, security, legacy encapsulation, reliability, scalability, and a variety of implementation and governance issues.
  • Service composition patterns that address the many aspects associated with combining services into aggregate distributed solutions, including topics such as runtime messaging and message design, inter-service security controls, and transformation.
  • Compound patterns (such as Enterprise Service Bus and Orchestration) and recommended pattern application sequences that establish foundational processes.
  • Over 240 full-color illustrations

The book begins by establishing SOA types that are referenced throughout the patterns and then form the basis of a final chapter that discusses the architectural impact of serviceoriented computing in general. These chapters bookend the pattern catalog to provide a clear link between SOA design patterns, the strategic goals of service-oriented computing, different SOA types, and the service-orientation design paradigm.

Table of Contents:

Foreword by Grady Booch

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Case Study Background

Part I: Fundamentals
Chapter 3: Basic Terms and Concepts
Chapter 4: The Architecture of Service-Orientation
Chapter 5: Understanding SOA Design Patterns

Part II: Service Inventory Design Patterns
Chapter 6: Foundational Inventory Patterns
Chapter 7: Logical Inventory Layer Patterns
Chapter 8: Inventory Centralization Patterns
Chapter 9: Inventory Implementation Patterns
Chapter 10: Inventory Governance Patterns

Part III: Service Design Patterns
Chapter 11: Foundational Service Patterns
Chapter 12: Service Implementation Patterns
Chapter 13: Service Security Patterns
Chapter 14: Service Contract Design Patterns
Chapter 15: Legacy Integration Patterns
Chapter 16: Service Governance Patterns

Part IV: Service Composition Design Patterns
Chapter 17: Capability Composition Patterns
Chapter 18: Service Messaging Patterns
Chapter 19: Composition Implementation Patterns
Chapter 20: Service Interaction Security Patterns
Chapter 21: Transformation Patterns

Part V: Supplemental
Chapter 22: Common Compound Design Patterns
Chapter 23: Strategic Architecture Considerations
Chapter 24: Principles and Patterns at the U.S. Department of Defense

Part VI: Appendices
Appendix A: Case Study Conclusion
Appendix B: Candidate Patterns
Appendix C: Principles of Service-Orientation
Appendix D: Patterns and Principles Cross-Reference
Appendix E: Patterns and Architecture Types Cross-Reference