Building B2B Applications with XML
A Resource Guide
By Michael Fitzgerald
Publisher: Wiley
Final Release Date: March 2002
Pages: 336

A guided tour of the resources and technologies you need to createsimple B2B exchange systems

Building B2B Applications with XML

To take advantage of new opportunities in the trillion-dollar B2Bmarketplace, you need to find out why XML is fast becoming thebackbone of ecommerce and B2B enterprise solutions. This book cutsthrough the hype surrounding the recent surge in B2B developmentand arms you with the freely available technologies you need-suchas XML, HTTP, and MIME-to create effective B2B applications. Amongthe simple Java programs in the book are examples that show you howto transport documents, digitally sign and verify documents, andlog document exchanges.

You'll also learn:
How to move documents with hands-on examples of HTTP, FTP, SMTP,and POP3
How to encrypt and sign B2B documents using Pretty Good Privacy(PGP) and XML Signatures
Why ebXML (Electronic Business XML) is poised to become a vitalglobal standard for business communications
How to create orders and invoices using Commerce One's xCBL (XMLCommon Business Library), the largest B2B collectionavailable
How to manage catalog data with Ariba's cXML (Commerce XML)-oneof B2B's most mature vocabularies
How Microsoft is banking on Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)as a messaging envelope for business documents and passing methodcalls
How to package business documents with Microsoft's robust SOAPimplementation, BizTalk
The companion Web site at‚Äčes:
Java code from the book, plus additional Java programs andresources
Links to XML and related recommendations and drafts, XMLvocabularies and protocols for B2B, and other associated standardssuch as RFCs
* Information on RosettaNet, the electronic component industry'sB2B solution"Fitzgerald would be excellent background reading for the legal teams" (Computers and Law, April/May 2002)

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