Perspectives on Web Services: Applying SOAP, WSDL and UDDI to Real-World Projects (Springer Professional Computing)
Contains everything that a project team needs to know about the development and deployment of Web services with the IBM WebSphere product family. Includes examples for all development artifacts in a format that can be reused in the reader’s project. The text combines the authors’ own practical experiences with consolidated information on the latest product capabilities in a unique approach that allows the book to be easily accessible to a broad spectrum of readers. Finding a balance between a euphoric/optimistic and down-to earth/realistic view on the subject, this book should sit on every Web service developer’s bookshelf.
A must-have for successful webservice projects
By Andreas Sahlbach "thecoolace" - November 7, 2003
My primary reason for buying this book was the eye-catcher word "Real-World Projects" in the subtitle. I'm a professional developer/architect of enterprise size IT-projects and the fastest way for me to learn new things is by using examples. So in fact the "Development Perspective" chapter was the first chapter I've read and found it very useful if you are going to use WebSphere 5 in your project. I was pleased to see that the next chapter "Operational Perspective" actually deals with questions regarding deployment and configuration. This is something most books are missing and many projects underestimate the importance of these aspects for a successful rollout. Finally after reading two very useful chapters (written in an enjoyable style), I've decided to give the other chapters also a try and I wasn't disappointed. This book covers all important aspects for a successful webservice project and I strongly recomment it if you are going to start... read more
IBM SOA Explained
By Don Whiteside "Solution Architect" - March 19, 2006
This book excells in explaining the IBM Toolsets and their applicability in the Web Services and SOA area. Unfortunately they are for version 5 and a version 6.x addendum would be great.
Having said that working the examples into version 6 format is good practice and not too much sweat.
This book provides all the coverage you need if you are dealing with the IBM WebSphere kit (all the IBM Redbooks are also a great help!)
Wide-ranging and thorough
By Doctor Memory "Aged computer geek" - January 7, 2009
I got this book as my first web service reference and haven't needed another. Trying to learn WS technology by reading the standards was pretty daunting. I eventually came to find out that many companies don't provide all the pieces. They'll promote some proprietary legacy technology (that isn't quite useless), or worse, label an early (functional) product 'obsolete' and then never release the new-and-improved successor. This book brought everything together and explained a lot of the side issues and practical trade-offs. I especially appreciated the way the book maps standards (e.g., JAX-RPC) to an implementation (in this case, Apache Axis) using UML. The accompanying web site ([...]) provides updated content and code samples.
While this book is WebSphere-oriented in the development examples, the accompanying explanation provides ample information to permit the reader to adapt them to other Java tools. Developers living in the C++ and .NET worlds might benefit from an... read more
This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of two colocated international workshops EPEW 2005 (European Performance Engineering Workshop) and WS-FM 2005 (Web Services and Formal Methods) held in ...
If you'd like to learn how to create web services (in particular, using Apache CXF or Axis2) and make some sense of various standards like JAX-WS, JAX-RS, JAXB, SOAP, WSDL, REST, MTOM, WS-Security, ...