Tommy Peterson wrote up a good blurb on the ESB book this week -
Get on the bus: More information about enterprise service bus technology.
May 16, 2005
Enterprise Service Bus, by David Chappell (O’Reilly Media Inc., 2004; 247 pages, paperback, $39.95). This is a good place to start if you want a basic-and-beyond understanding of ESBs. The author provides a foundation-level introduction to ESB technology, including plenty of context about the nascent ESB market and the state of enterprise application integration in general. The book also provides enough granular detail, practical advice and case studies to make it worth the time of IT professionals who are already familiar with ESB technology. Chappell works for ESB vendor Sonic Software Inc. as its technology evangelist, but his book is relatively slant-free and is the best comprehensive treatment of the topic we’ve seen.