This book The Definitive Guide to SOA BEA AquaLogic Service Bus is a hands-on guide to SOA with BEA AquaLogic Service Bus. It provides hands-on information to developing SOAdriven applications with ESBs as central components. It also gives strategic guidance on SOA planning, web service lifecycle management, administration of an ESB, and security considerations. In this book, the author introduces to ESBs in general and BEA’s AquaLogic Service Bus in particular. He includes many examples and clear, understandable explanations of the product and how it can be leveraged to implement a number of ESB use cases. He takes the very practical approach of picking one of the leading products in the ESB category and doing a show and tell instead of delving into a lot of philosophical discussions and arguments about various contrasting architectures or definitions for an ESB.
Jeff Davies, principal architect, BEA AquaLogic, has 20 years of experience in the software field. Jeff has extensive experience developing retail applications, such as Act! For Windows and Macintosh and a number of other commercially available applications, principally in the telecom and medical fields. His background also includes the development, design, and architecture of enterprise applications. Prior to joining BEA, Jeff was the chief architect at Covad Communications, responsible for their SOA and most recently the acquisition and deployment of Covads Enterprise Service Bus. Now at BEA, Jeff is focused on the AquaLogic product line.
Ashish Krishna is part of the product management team for integration and SOA products at BEA Systems hes responsible for BEAs integration product. Prior to this, Ashish worked as an SOA architect and was responsible for enabling SOA and EDA solutions at key customers for BEA. Ashish was also part of the core team at BEA responsible for architecture and design of various components for BEAs ESB. Before, BEA, Ashish was a founding engineering staff member of ECtone, a Silicon Valley start up that was later acquired by BEA. Ashish has a diverse background in enterprise integration and software development, including legacy systems, EDI and ERP integration technologies. He was a consultant for SAP R/3 and EDI, responsible for numerous implementations at Fortune 500 companies in telecommunications, automotive and manufacturing industries. Ashish holds a Masters Degree in aerospace engineering and a bachelor of engineering degeree in mechanical engineering. He is also a PhD candidate in mechanical engineering at Texas A&M University.
David has over 20 Years of experience working on enterprise software. David is the chief architect for BEA AquaLogic Service Bus and has guided its development and evolution. Prior to joining BEA, David was the chief Java architect at the NonStop division of HP, overseeing the development of a wide variety of Java projects, including the NonStop Java JVM, NonStop SQL JDBC drivers, the port of WebLogic Server to the NonStop platform and other enterprise Java Products. David has an extensive experience in highperformance transaction processing systems, the environments used by most of the demanding, missioncritical applications, Such as airline reservations, healthcare and banking. David has a Bachelor of Science degree from MIT and PhD from the University of California, Berkely.