IBM and Microsoft are strong supporters of the Web Services Interoperability Organization’s (WS-I) efforts to make building solutions using software from different suppliers a reality. In this IBM Redbooks publication, we take a practical look at building a solution with IBM WebSphere and Microsoft .Net components using Web services that are compliant with the WS-I organization’s Basic Profile.
This book is aimed at customers who want to know how far the reality of Web services has caught up with the hype; it is for customers who want a book to help them decide whether Web services are right for them now.
The book provides an introduction to SOAP, WSDL and the rest of the Web services concepts. It provides a review of the many Web service specifications. Which ones are most important to building a practical solution?
We use a scenario based on work IBM has been doing with the insurance industry to demonstrate how to design a service-based solution and then implement it using the latest programming tools from IBM and Microsoft.
Based on our experience, we identify areas where extra effort up front will be rewarded with an easier implementation.
Table of contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
Part 1. Introduction to Web services
Chapter 2. SOAP primer
Chapter 3. WSDL primer
Chapter 4. Web services primer
Part 2. Web services interoperability
Chapter 5. Business scenarios
Chapter 6. Interoperability patterns
Chapter 7. Web services roadmap
Chapter 8. Web service specifications
Chapter 9. Web services in Microsoft .Net and WebSphere
Chapter 10. Deploying Web services
Part 3. Claims scenario
Chapter 11. Designing the scenarios
Chapter 12. Building the claims scenario
Chapter 13. Web service interoperability implementation guidance
Appendix A. Installation and setup
Appendix B. Additional material