I am pleased to announce “SOA Patterns with BizTalk Server 2013 and Microsoft Azure – Second Edition” by Mark Brimble, Johann Cooper, Coen Dijgraaf and Mahindra Morar can now be purchased on the Amazon or from Packt. This is based on the first edition written by by Richard Seroter. Johann has given a nice preview of the book here.
This is the first book I have co-authored and I can now tick that off on my bucket list. It was an experience to work with such talented co-authors and I was continually amazed how they rose to the occasion. I agree with Johann’s statement about being privileged to write the second edition of what was the first BizTalk book I ever owned.
As I updated chapters I was continually struck by how little had changed. We added new chapters, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, and Chapter 6 to cover some of the newer technologies that give us new ways to implement SOA. For sure there are newer technologies and we are embracing the brave new world of the cloud but the underlying patterns that we use in integration do not change. For example the words in Chapter 7 “Planning Service-Orientated BizTalk Solutions” just ring out being so true today as they were seven years ago. SOA might not be trendy word anymore but call it what you will the pattern does not go away.
I hope that all integrators take a look at this new edition because it is not just an update my co-authors and I have added new material around REST and Azure. Please let me know what you think.
ADDED a picture of the authors.