This IBM Redbooks publication describes the concepts of Web services from various perspectives. It presents the major building blocks on which Web services rely. Here, well-defined standards and new concepts are presented and discussed.
While these concepts are described as vendor independent, this book also presents the IBM view and illustrates with suitable demonstration applications how Web services can be implemented using IBM WebSphere Application Server 6.1 and IBM WebSphere Application Server Toolkit 6.1.
This book is a rewrite of the book WebSphere Version 6 Web Services Handbook Development and Deployment, SG24-6461. The new book covers the latest specifications in regard to Web services and Web services security.
This book is structured into three parts:
Part 1 presents the underlying concepts, architectures, and specifications for the use of Web services.
Part 2 shows how Web services can be implemented and deployed using the latest IBM products. Here, we introduce the weather forecast application, which we use in many ways to demonstrate these concepts and features.
Part 3 shows some advanced techniques, such as Web services security, interoperability, the service integration bus, and the new support for the specifications WS-Addressing, WS-Resource, WS-BusinessActivity, and WS-Notification.
Table of contents
Part 1. Web services concepts
Chapter 1. Web services introduction
Chapter 2. Web services standards
Chapter 3. Introduction to SOAP
Chapter 4. Introduction to WSDL
Chapter 5. JAX-RPC (JSR 101)
Chapter 6. Web Services for J2EE
Chapter 7. Introduction to UDDI
Chapter 8. Web services security
Chapter 9. Web services interoperability
Chapter 10. Web services architectures
Chapter 11. Best practices
Part 2. Implementing and using Web services
Chapter 12. IBM products for Web services
Chapter 13. Sample application: Weather forecast
Chapter 14. Development overview
Chapter 15. Develop Web services with Application Server Toolkit 6.1
Chapter 16. Test and monitor Web services
Chapter 17. Deploy and run Web services in WebSphere Application Server 6.1
Chapter 18. Command-line tools, Ant, and multiprotocol binding
Part 3. Advanced Web services techniques
Chapter 19. WS-Addressing and WS-Resource
Chapter 20. Web services transactions using WS-Coordination, WS-AtomicTransaction and WS-BusinessActivity
Chapter 21. Web services and the service integration bus
Chapter 22. WS-Notification
Chapter 23. Web services interoperability tools and examples
Chapter 24. Implementing a private UDDI registry
Chapter 25. Securing Web services
Chapter 26. Web services caching
Appendix A. Installation and setup
Appendix B. Additional material