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Professional XML Web Services

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Authors: Patrick Cauldwell
Rajesh Chawla
Vivek Chopra
Gary Damschen
Chris Dix
Tony Hong
Francis Norton
Uche Ogbuji
Glenn Olander
Mark A Richman
Kristy Saunders
Zoran Zaev
ISBN: 1861005091
Price: $59.99 US
Pages: 1000
Pub: Wrox Press Ltd.


Web Services are self-describing, modular applications. The Web Services architecture can be thought of as a wrapper for the application code. This wrapper provides standardized means of: describing the Web Service and what it does; publishing it to a registry, so that it can easily be located; and exposing an interface, so that the service can be invoked – all in a machine-readable format. What is particularly compelling about Web Services is that any client that understands XML, regardless of platform, language and object model, can access them.

This book provides a snapshot of the current state of these rapidly evolving technologies, beginning by detailing the main protocols that underpin the Web Services model (SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI), and then putting this theory to practical use in a wide array of popular toolkits, platforms, and development environments.

The technologies presented in this book provide the foundations of Web Services computing, which is set to revolutionize Distributed Computing, as we know it.

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Who is this book for?

This book is for developers wanting to learn what web services are, and how to create, register, and deploy them. In teaching the core technologies, we assume knowledge of XML from the outset.

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Created: November 12, 2001
Revised: November 12, 2001

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