Programming .NET Web Services
Building Web Services ASP.NET and C#
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: September 2002
Pages: 416

Web services are poised to become a key technology for a wide range of Internet-enabled applications, spanning everything from straight B2B systems to mobile devices and proprietary in-house software. While there are several tools and platforms that can be used for building web services, developers are finding a powerful tool in Microsoft's .NET Framework and Visual Studio .NET. Designed from scratch to support the development of web services, the .NET Framework simplifies the process--programmers find that tasks that took an hour using the SOAP Toolkit take just minutes.Programming .NET Web Services is a comprehensive tutorial that teaches you the skills needed to develop web services hosted on the .NET platform. Written for experienced programmers, this book takes you beyond the obvious functionality of ASP.NET or Visual Studio .NET to give you a solid foundation in the building blocks of web services, and leads you step-by-step through the process of creating your own.Beginning with a close look at the underlying technologies of web services, including the benefits and limitations, Programming .NET Web Services discusses the unique features of the .NET Framework that make creating web services easier, including the Common Language Runtime (CLR) and the namespaces used in .NET programming. Filled with numerous code examples using the C# language, the book leads you through some of the more challenging issues of web services development, including the use of proxies, marshalling of complex data types, state management, security, performance tuning and cross-platform implementation. The book also covers:

  • Creating and publishing your first web service
  • The UDDI project, tModels and what they mean for web service publishersSecuring web service applications
Written for programmers who are familiar with the .NET Framework and interested in building industrial-strength web services, Programming .NET Web Services is full of practical information and good old-fashioned advice.
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Excellent book

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    Comments about oreilly Programming .NET Web Services:

    Don't understand all of the neg reviews abut this book. It is extremely well written, and all topics are well explained. Topics are well organized and fit together nicely.

    No there is not a CD for the book, but most of the code examples are small enough to be entered by hand. And besides this is not a 'code' book. It's more important to understand the theory and practices of web services, as opposed to downloading code to hack.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


    .NET Web Services

    By Padam

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    Comments about oreilly Programming .NET Web Services: site doesn't work. Many of the book examples are based on this. I couldn't test some of the scenarios because the site doesn't work !!!

    I did learn about .net services in c#. Personally if there would have been another book .net web services with c# I would suggest that to anyone over this book.

    There are some good examples but I have to code every example manually to test since there is no code provided online or on a CD. (This is a first for me)

    It would have been nice if the code was built upon from start to finish or related atleast.

    Note to Author: The content of the book is good but you missed the above issues. Especially if you were going to reference You should atleast make sure that site would be working until this book retires.

    I couldn't find any other book out there that teaches .NET Web Services. Hmmm!!!

    (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


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    By Kenneth Prat

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    Comments about oreilly Programming .NET Web Services:

    This is excellent and concise resource that addresses the key issues in detail. I like the fact that it doesn't get bogged down with a lot of example code. Just the facts Ma'am.

    (5 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


    Programming .NET Web Services Review

    By yaz

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    Comments about oreilly Programming .NET Web Services:

    This book is waste of money for following reasons:

    1. doesn't contain good examples

    2. the matrials covered are very ambigous

    3. The web page is not available

    4. examples are not connected to one another

    5. Not enough example posted or written for this book

    You shall pull all this books of the shelves.lll

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


    Programming .NET Web Services Review

    By SP

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    Comments about oreilly Programming .NET Web Services:

    Examples are bad and they are not available on line.

    There are references to that

    doesn't exist any more.

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