SOA Design Patterns, an upcoming book authored by noted SOA expert Thomas Erl, has taken a page from the open source community by allowing feedback from vendors, academic institutions, standards organizations and practitioners to help shape the first catalog of design patterns dedicated to SOA. On the open review website, you can comment on the already-submitted patterns, submit your own pattern and learn more about SOA in general. Some of our own Red Hatters are involved too.

Dr. Mark Little, technical development manager for the JBoss SOA Platform, and Arnaud Simon of Red Hat contributed several key patterns relating to the Enterprise Service Bus, the topic of a separate book they are writing for the Prentice Hall Service-Oriented Computing Series from Thomas Erl.

This project is important to the global SOA community, and we’re proud that members of our team have been able to contribute. We¹re hoping that lots of you will participate in the open review process too: The review will close at the end of February and then the site will remain as a permanent community resource.