The Prentice Hall Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl has been an exciting source of discussion among IT professionals since its first release. The discussion around the books has resulted in the launch of numerous community-based initiatives, each focusing on unique topic areas reaching distinct IT demographics. Participation is open to anyone interested in discussing, contributing, and exploring SOA, service-orientation, cloud computing, and service technology related fields.

Join the Service Technology Books Facebook Group

Visit and join the Service Technology Books Facebook fan page to receive the latest news on authors, upcoming books, SOA and Cloud Computing related discussions, and frequent promotional give-aways.

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Follow Service Technology Books on Twitter

For frequent news, updates announcements and other interesting tidbits related to SOA and cloud computing, follow Service Technology Books on Twitter. Service Technology Books tweets about upcoming book releases, authors, articles, and a number of other topics of interest to IT professionals.

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Join the Service Technology Books LinkedIn Group

The ever-growing LinkedIn Group for Service Technology Books provides an active forum for readers and followers of the Prentice Hall Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl.

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Watch the Arcitura YouTube Channel

The Arcitura Education YouTube channel provides educational videos on today's trends in Service Technology Computing.

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Cloud Education & Credential Committee

The Cloud Education & Credential Committee is focused on the advancement of cloud computing by connecting academic and industry experts to develop global industry standards, vendor-neutral course materials and accreditation. The Committee oversees the development of course materials and the certification exams that comprise the Certified Cloud Professional (CCP) program from

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SOA Education Committee

The SOA Education Committee is dedicated to the on-going growth and development of the SOA Certified Professional (SOACP) program. The SOACP program from is dedicated to excellence in service-oriented architecture (SOA), service-orientation, and additional fields associated with service-oriented computing.

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The master SOA design patterns catalog was the result of the three year long community project involving over 200 participants. is a site dedicated to the ongoing development of new patterns and the overall expansion of the SOA patterns catalog.

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SOA Manifesto

The SOA Manifesto is a formal declaration for service oriented architecture and service orientation authored by a working group comprised of top SOA thought leaders from around the world. The SOA manifesto establishes a value system and guiding principles in a concise and acceptable format.

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Service Technology Magazine

The Service Technology Magazine is a monthly online publication provided by Arcitura Education Inc. and is officially associated with the "Prentice Hall Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl". The Service Technology Magazine is dedicated to publishing specialized articles, case studies and papers by industry experts and professionals.

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Arcitura IT Certified Professionals (AITCP) Community

Join the thousands of members of the growing international Arcitura community. Launched for the first time in mid-2011, Arcitura Education made official social media communities available via LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook. These new communities join the already existing memberships of LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook platforms for the Prentice Hall Service Technology Series from Thomas Erl.

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