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).