SOA Governance in Action
REST and WS-* Architectures
Jos Dirksen
  • July 2012
  • ISBN 9781617290275
  • 456 pages
  • printed in black & white

Not the first book, but probably the best … a hands-on approach.

Roy Prins, CIBER Netherlands

SOA Governance in Action is a hands-on guide for developers and technology leads who need to develop and implement policies for SOA projects. This book introduces the fundamentals of good governance, the best practices for implementing them, and how to support governance using various open source tools. You'll follow an extensive case study that addresses the areas of service design, security, testing, and performance.

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Part 1 Introduction

1. Introducing SOA governance

1.1. What is SOA governance?

1.2. How using SOA governance can help

1.3. Common pitfalls when introducing SOA governance

1.4. Requirements of an SOA governance solution

1.5. Getting started with SOA governance

1.6. Getting an overview of the available policies

1.7. SOA governance and open source

1.8. Summary

2. Setting up the SOA governance environment

2.1. Architecture of the SOA governance environment

2.2. Setting up the Eclipse environment

2.3. Introducing the traffic avoidance example

2.4. Configuring the general services and database

2.5. Checking out and configuring the REST services

2.6. Checking out and configuring the SOAP services

2.7. Setting up the SOA registry

2.8. Setting up the BAM application

2.9. Summary

3. Using a case study to understand SOA governance

3.1. Getting to know OpenGov

3.2. Explaining SOA governance using OpenGov products

3.3. Overview of the available services

3.4. Defining policies for the OpenGov organization

3.5. Summary

Part 2 Design-time policies

4. Service design and documentation policies

4.1. Complying with the self-documenting service policy

4.2. Following existing standards and definitions

4.3. Creating a reusable service

4.4. How to version services

4.5. Summary

5. Security policies

5.1. Encrypting a communications channel for sensitive data

5.2. Validating message integrity and non-repudiation

5.3. Using a centralized identity system

5.4. Using OAuth to allow other services to access your service

5.5. Reusing existing authorization services

5.6. Summary

6. Testing, performance, and the cloud

6.1. How to test your service

6.2. Using quality management tools

6.3. Developing for the cloud

6.4. Summary

Part 3 Runtime policies

7. Using tools for runtime governance

7.1. Runtime governance

7.2. Monitor performance and service usage

7.3. Security and documentation

7.4. Summary

8. Lifecycle support and discovering resources

8.1. Defining the lifecycle of a service

8.2. Creating a custom view for the policy

8.3. Defining the lifecycle of a policy

8.4. Discovery of a service and a policy in the service repository

8.5. Visualizing the information from the registry

8.6. Summary

9. Integrating SOA governance tools with existing tools and technologies

9.1. Enterprise integration

9.2. BPM engine integration

9.3. Language integration

9.4. What you should remember from this book

9.5. Summary

© 2014 Manning Publications Co.

About the Technology

Governance is a serious word for a simple idea—defining processes, roles, and expectations for a software project. It's especially important in SOA where you have multiple stakeholders, competing requirements, and complex integration tasks. Good SOA governance blends established best practices, strong management and monitoring tools, and the flexibility to embrace new technologies and patterns.

About the book

SOA Governance in Action shows developers how to apply governance concepts and implementation practices to achieve success in SOA projects. You'll learn practical techniques like building a metadata repository using WSO2 Registry or a custom monitoring dashboard using Bamos BAM. You'll also explore other supporting tools, such as using OpenAM, to implement security related policies. Along the way, you'll explore the nuances of writing policies that work for the project and click with your corporate culture.

Written for business application developers. Familiarity with Java and BPMN is helpful but not required.

What's inside

  • Service design, security, testing, and performance
  • Self documenting services, auditing, and running in a cloud.
  • Supporting best practices with open source tools
  • Examples using both REST and WS-*

About the author

Jos Dirksen is a software architect with extensive experience applying open source tools to integration and governance challenges. He is coauthor of Open-Source ESBs in Action.

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