I recently contributed to the prepublication review of the Next Generation SOA book. Aside from offering feedback, I also provided some praise for the book which has been published at servicetechbooks.com/nextgen and quoted below …
“This is the perfect book for anyone who wants to refresh, or get a handle on the foundations of SOA without delving into the deep technical details & implementation specifics. By working from the principles, the book shows how the SOA concepts and goals have matured, influenced and grown with technologies such as Master Data, Virtualization and Cloud. The book points to other volumes in the series for the depth of detail and technicalities, allowing you to get the broad picture view and without any vendor colouration.”
– Phil Wilkins, Enterprise Integration Architect
I would actively recommend the book to anyone who has an IT leadership role.