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About this Book

Welcome to SOA Governance in Action. The main goal of this book is to introduce you to SOA governance and provide you with a set of guidelines and policies you can use to get started introducing SOA governance to your organization.

The book is divided into three parts. In the first part you’ll be introduced to the theory behind SOA governance and you’ll set up an environment that you can experiment with. In the second and third parts of the book, we look at and discuss various concepts you can use to start governing your SOA.


This book is intended for software developers and architects who want to better understand SOA governance and use it to create great services.

The focus of this book is on the practical side of SOA governance. It shows you how to apply the principles of SOA governance to your own services and organization. There are many great books published that also cover SOA governance, but none that focus on the practical side of things.

Even though this book has many examples using Java, XML, and JSON, you don’t have to be an expert in these technologies to benefit from this book. If you’ve got a basic understanding of programming, you’ll be able to read the examples and implement them using the technology of your choice.

Experience with SOA, or with governance, is helpful but isn’t required for this book.


This book is divided into three parts:

Code conventions and downloads

Software and hardware requirements

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