WSO2 brings best of SOA summer school lessons to free encore class

Over 1,000 IT Professionals Have Gained Valuable Insights into SOA Implementation Best Practices at SOA Summer School Sessions

Mountain View, CA – August 10, 2009 – Understanding state-of-the-art SOA practices, technologies and standards can mean the difference between whether a service-oriented architecture soars or stalls. That is why more than 1,000 IT professionals have taken advantage of the WSO2 SOA Summer School program to expand their SOA expertise. The free eight-week SOA course ran June 18-August 6.

Now, by popular demand, WSO2 is providing a special wrap-up session to review the top SOA implementation best practices. Enterprise architects, developers, consultants and business analysts are invited to attend “Best of SOA Summer School.” This interactive, online class is being offered at no cost. It will be held on Thursday, August 13, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. Pacific. To sign up for the class, go to .

The three-hour Best of SOA Summer School session will help attendees to gain an overall understanding of SOA concepts and approaches to implementing end-to-end SOA solutions. The class will start by reviewing the SOA enterprise architecture patterns that were introduced in the first SOA Summer School session. Then, the course will dive into SOA implementation scenarios for scalability—onsite or in the cloud, enterprise service bus (ESB) optimization, security, mashups, governance, and business process management (BPM). Also included will be a discussion on how C++ can provide better SOA performance.  

The SOA course will be led by senior technical experts at WSO2. Asanka Abeysinghe, WSO2 architect, will serve as moderator. He will be joined by Samisa Abysinghe, WSO2 director, engineering; Prabath Siriwardena, WSO2 security lead; Ruwan Linton, WSO2 ESB product lead; Keith Chapman, WSO2 Mashup Server product lead; and Nandika Jayawardena, WSO2 WSF/C++ product lead.

SOA Summer School

The eight-week SOA Summer School program is WSO2’s antidote to the recessionary blues, opening its doors to all individuals who want to boost their SOA knowledge and expand the expertise they bring to either current or prospective employers. The courses are taught by the same industry-leading technical experts behind WSO2's professional consulting, design and training—providing thousands of dollars worth of professional development at zero cost.

Class Material Now Available

IT professionals who missed the original SOA Summer School classes can view the slides for each session by going to and clicking on the SOA Summer School class of interest.