Continuing my review -
Chapter 4 - Classification of services -
In this chapter the authors go into more detail on Elementary services, Composire Services and Process services and their relationship to the 3 architecture layers - Business, Information and Technology.This chapter also discusses aggregation vs orchestration - and contains many real world examples to illustrate all concepts discussed.
Chapter 5 - The SOA Platform
This chapter discusses the building blocks of a SOA platform - Registry/Repository, ESB, Identity Management, BPM etc.
Please see http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/soasuite/overview/index.html
for a description of the Oracle platform.
This is an excellent chapter and prepares one well for looking at implementation and maybe Antony Reynold's book - Oracle SOA Suite 11g Developer's Cookbook
Chapter 6 - Solution Architectures
This chapter looks at some of the SOA platforms available - Oracle, IBM, MSFT.
Guess which one comes out on top?
Again the link -
SOA made simple