Wednesday, August 18, 2010

New book: Tuscany SCA in Action available

A new book by Simon Laws, Mark Combellack, Raymond Feng, Haleh Mahbod and Simon Nash, Tuscany SCA in Action provides a simple step-by-step guide on how to develop applications leveraging SCA (Service Component Architecture) and Apache Tuscany.

InfoQ has just published an interview of the authors with interesting questions and answers on SCA and an excerpt of the book.

There's a few things I really like about it:
  • The authors are the founders of the Apache Tuscany project and have been involved in SCA from the beginning, so they know what they're talking about.
  • The book uses a lot of examples, available in the Tuscany project, easy to download and try as you read.
  • The examples are actually part of an official Tuscany release, in sync with the Tuscany v1.6 release (and I'm hoping that they'll be ported later to the evolving Tuscany v2.x release stream).
I think this book is a very good introduction to SCA and its implementation in Apache Tuscany. The printed book is not available yet, but an ebook version is already available there.

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