6 von 8 Kunden fanden die folgende Rezension hilfreich
- Veröffentlicht auf Amazon.com
I suppose that, entering into any of the "Dummies" series, one should expect no more than introductory material, the corollary being that more detailed, technical knowledge would lie elsewhere. Thus it is with this book. If you are prepared for a surface buzzing of a broad range of topics relevant to SOA, including such useful matters as the business justification, the parts of an SOA necessarily to make it all work harmoniously, and even the different philosophies from various vendors (Oracle, SAP, etc.), then you'll be happy with this book. If, however, you're looking for a comprehensive treatment, that might begin with the business aspects and general structure, but then dive into the technologies, you'll find this book a disappointment.
I have two specific criticisms that cause my rating to be only three stars:
(1) while the textual coverage of SOA components--governance, security, the repository, and the registry, etc.--is clear, I quite wish that the diagrams were true architecture diagrams, UML-based. The material would have been clearer had it been represented with use case diagrams, activity diagrams, and sequence diagrams, instead of rectangles with lines between them.
(2) My other criticism goes to the gap between what the table of contents suggests, vs. what information the book delivers. That is, when a prospective reader is deciding whether to invest time in a book, typically the table of contents yields reliable information. Sometimes, though, a table of contents overreaches what the book itself is able to achieve. Such is the case here. For example, the Part V table of contents suggests that within would like a treatise on each major vendor's approach to SOA, including IBM, HP, BEA, Oracle, SAP, and JBoss. Alas, the details were too sketchy to be useful.
In brief, then, if the reader is willing to invest eight hours (that's how long this reader required, cover to cover) to gain a broad understanding of SOA, then this might be the book for you. If you're looking for a detailed treatment, or a comprehensive guide, look elsewhere.