My Book "SOA Patterns with BizTalk Server 2009" is Up for Pre-order

Well look at that.  I just happen to check my publisher’s website today and noticed that they put my book description online and made it available for pre-order.

The book, entitled SOA Patterns with BizTalk Server 2009, is due out by May 2009 (hopefully sooner).  I’m still in the process of editing the book and responding to technical review comments, but we’re nearing completion of that phase.  I have three fantastic technical reviewers (Charles Young, Zach Bonham, Ewan Fairweather) who have added a ton of great comments that I’m almost done wading through and addressing.

This publisher (Packt Publishing) specializes in short, targeted technical books that address specific topics.   I tried to be “short” but still went over my suggested page count by nearly double.  Oh well, hopefully that’s better for the readers. 

The high level chapter summaries are …

  • Chapter 1 – Building BizTalk Server 2009 Solutions – A brief walkthrough of creating a new BizTalk project from scratch
  • Chapter 2 – Windows Communication Foundation Primer – An overview of WCF with examples of developing, hosting, and consuming WCF services
  • Chapter 3 – Using WCF Services in BizTalk Server 2009 – An explanation of the marriage between BizTalk and WCF and how to both expose and consume WCF services within BizTalk Server
  • Chapter 4 – Planning Service Oriented BizTalk Solutions – A discussion of the core aspects of SOA, the types of services one can construct, available message exchange patterns, and how service-oriented principles apply to BizTalk solutions
  • Chapter 5 – Schema and Endpoint Patterns – How to build effective schemas and endpoints depending on the type of service constructed
  • Chapter 6 – Asynchronous Communication Patterns – A look at options for asynchronous communication and how to exploit this pattern in BizTalk solutions
  • Chapter 7 – Orchestration Patterns – We analyze the role of orchestration in service solutions and see how to build loosely coupled workflow processes
  • Chapter 8 – Versioning Patterns – We see here how to effectively version our SOA solutions and cleanly introduce updates to our BizTalk components
  • Chapter 9 – New SOA Capabilities in BizTalk Server 2009 – A first look at the latest additions to the BizTalk product. This includes the new UDDI v3 registry, WCF SQL Server Adapter, and ESB Guidance 2.0

So there you go.  Once the book actually hits the shelves, I’ll make another mention of it on the blog.

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Categories: BizTalk, SOA, WCF/WF

15 replies

  1. Nice work – congrats, Richard! I look forward to reading it!

  2. +1

    Looking forward to it as well. Congrats!


  3. Good Topic to address in form of a book… Eager to grab a copy of it. SOA with BizTalk 2009 is highly debated and clarity in this space would help the BizTalk community in general

  4. Good work, we need this type of technology 🙂

  5. I think there is a big need for such a book, Congrats Richard.


  6. Nice work Richard, Looking forward to reading it.

  7. A title that is well in line with market trends. BizTalk is becomming more and more related to SOA, ESB and BPM rather then “just” EAI. I’ll be ordering it as soon as it’s available.

  8. Hey congrats! Can’t wait to read it. Can I get some promo copies for customer giveaways? 😉

  9. I have been looking for such a book from a long time. Finally, somebody combined these two topics. I can’t wait to read your book.

  10. Got your book Richard, it is very well written. Thanks for taking your time to put this together. I really like the fact that it is not 5000 pages long. That makes it very useful to get the information see it applied. Also, the fact that you did not try to tackle every nook and cranny of BizTalk makes this book very easy to read and get your point across.

  11. Thanks Thiago for the review, and thanks Ben for the comment. I’m glad you both enjoyed the book.


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