The Middleware Company recently has published online the SOA Blueprints Specification, Draft 0.4 (For Public Review). It is a set of interconnected applications demonstrating the Bluepirnts and Best Practices for SOA. It is 138 pages long and is available here.
What do you think about such document? Is this blueprint similiar to your field guide described in your book?
This document is pretty technical, but very useful for seeing SOA applied to real world scenarios. The Field Guide is a collection of design strategies and best practices with a broader focus (and intended for a broader audience). There is very little overlap between this blueprint and the Field Guide. Both are worth reading, and I'd recommend starting with something like the Field Guide before tackling this blueprint.