Prentice Hall Announces Public Review of SOA Design Patterns: 60 Patterns Posted for Community Review, Feedback Prior to Publication

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Prentice Hall today announced that it has published a series of 60 design patterns that represent proven design methods and practices in the field of service-oriented architecture (SOA). The patterns have been posted for an international community review prior to scheduled publication in book format early next year.

The SOA community is thriving, and we hope to focus it on this common goal of establishing industry best practices.

    The list of patterns, and attending summaries, are currently available on, and will be formally published in the spring of 2008 as the book SOA Design Patterns, written by best-selling author Thomas Erl. It will be the fourth title in "The Prentice Hall Service-Oriented Computing Series from Thomas Erl" (, which has five additional SOA titles currently in development.

"We want these design patterns to be every bit as good as they can be, so that they stand the test of time as a true foundation for SOA practitioners," Erl said. "The SOA community is thriving, and we hope to focus it on this common goal of establishing industry best practices."

SOA Design Patterns, the book, is also undergoing a formal, large-scale manuscript review by over 100 industry professionals representing major SOA organizations, vendors, academic institutions, and leading experts in both the SOA and patterns communities. Information regarding this review is available at Following publication of the book, pattern designs- both existing and future ones- will continue to be available at as a permanent community resource.

SOA Design Patterns follows Erl's SOA: Principles of Service Design (, a title widely recognized for establishing the service-oriented design paradigm.

Erl further discusses SOA design patterns and related design principles in a six-part podcast series just published on the new OnSOA podcast channel from InformIT:

About Thomas Erl

Thomas Erl is the world's top-selling SOA author, Series Editor of the "Prentice Hall Service-Oriented Computing Series from Thomas Erl" (, and Editor of The SOA Magazine ( With over 80,000 copies in print worldwide, his SOA books have become international bestsellers and have been formally endorsed by senior members of major software organizations, such as IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, BEA, Sun, Intel, SAP, and Hewlett-Packard. Thomas is also the founder of SOA Systems Inc. (, a company specializing in SOA consulting, training, and certification services ( with a vendor-agnostic focus. For more information visit:

About Pearson Technology Group

With the most trusted and recognized brands in the computing arena, Pearson Technology Group (PTG) is the world's leading publisher of books and training materials focused on advancing the skills of technical, business and professional computing consumers. It's home to such renowned publishing brands as Addison-Wesley Professional, Adobe Press, Apple Certified, Cisco Press, New Riders Publishing, Peachpit Press, Prentice Hall Professional, and Sams Publishing. PTG is part of Pearson (NYSE:PSO), the international media company. Pearson's primary operations include Pearson Education, the Financial Times Group and the Penguin Group. Learn more at

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