Release: OTN & Service Technology Magazine 2013 & 2014
Authors: Jürgen Kress, Berthold Maier, Hajo Normann, Danilo Schmiedel, Guido Schmutz, Bernd Trops, Clemens Utschig-Utschig und Torsten Winterberg

Industrial SOA is a 13-part  article series focused on service orientation, written collaboratively by a group of recognized experts and community leaders in service oriented architecture. Send us your feedback @twitter/soacommunity #industrialSOA.  "SOA and service-orientation have laid the foundation for a variety of emergent service technology innovations such as cloud computing and big data, while the original building blocks of SOA and service-orientation continue to evolve by embracing fundamental service technologies, concepts and practices." All articles have been published at the Service Technology Magazine and the Oracle Technology Network.


Chapter 1: Industrial SOA


Chapter 6: Securing the SOA Landscape


Chapter 10: Event-Driven SOA

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NextGenerationSOAbookCoverRelease: The Prentice Hall Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl - October 2014

Authors: Thomas Erl,Clive Gee,Jürgen Kress,Berthold Maier,Hajo Normann,Pethuru Raj,Leo Shuster,Bernd Trops,Clemens Utschig-Utschig,Philip Wik,Torsten Winterberg

Innovative service technologies are becoming valuable assets for businesses that need to stay competitive in the face of increasing globalization and market complexity. While computer processing power is becoming faster and cheaper, search engines, instant messaging, and social media channels are generating floods of information that escalate demands for consumable and accessible data.

As the world's economies engage one another through offshoring, outsourcing, and supply chaining, localization is required to accommodate different currencies and languages. Globalization, recession, invention, and communication are some of the driving forces behind a next generation of technologies and practices that revolve around software programs designed in accordance with the paradigm of service-orientation. Such programs, referred to as "services," are expected to do more for less with greater efficiency in order to meet business challenges head-on.

We have reached a stage in the evolution of service-oriented computing where modern service technology innovation is building upon mature service platforms at the same time that proven delivery techniques and design patterns are building upon an established service-orientation paradigm. These developments have made it possible to create service-oriented solutions of unprecedented sophistication.

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Release: OTN 6.2014
Authors: Jürgen Kress, Hajo Normann, Guido Schmutz

Opinions vary on the relationship between service oriented architecture and cloud computing. Some say SOA is essential to the cloud. Others say cloud is entirely possible without SOA. In this three-part program three members of the Masons of SOA, the group behind the Industrial SOA article series, offer their insight into the issue.

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image14Release: 4.2013
Author: Jürgen Kress


  • What is SOA?
  • Why is SOA important?
  • What is the status of SOA?
  • What is the future of SOA?
  • How can you start with SOA?


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