Java Web Services
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: March 2002
Pages: 278

For many Java developers, web services appeared to come out of nowhere. Its advantages are clear: web services are platform-independent (like Java itself), language-agnostic (a clear advantage over Java RMI), can easily be tunneled through firewalls (an obvious benefit to anyone who has dealt with modern enterprise networks), object-oriented (we all know about that), and tends to be loosely coupled (allowing more flexible application development). But these advantages have been obscured by a cloud of hype and a proliferation of jargon that are difficult to penetrate. What are SOAP, UDDI, WSDL, and JAXM? To say nothing of JAXR, tModels, category bags, WSFL, and other friends? And assuming that you understand what they are, how do you do anything with them? Do they live up to their promises? Are they really the future of network computing, or a dead end?Java Web Services gives the experienced Java developer a way into the Web Services world. It helps you to understand what's going on, what the technologies mean and how they relate, and shows Java developers how to put them to use to solve real problems. You'll learn what's real and what isn't; what the technologies are really supposed to do, and how they do it. Java Web Services shows you how to use SOAP to perform remote method calls and message passing; how to use WSDL to describe the interface to a web service or understand the interface of someone else's service; and how to use UDDI to advertise (publish) and look up services in each local or global registry. Java Web Services also discusses security issues, interoperability issues, integration with other Java enterprise technologies like EJB; the work being done on the JAXM andJAX-RPC packages, and integration with Microsoft's .NET services.The web services picture is still taking shape; there are many platforms and APIs to consider, and many conflicting claims from different marketing groups. And although web services are inherently language-independent, the fit between the fundamental principles on which Java and web services are based means that Java will almost certainly be the predominant language for web services development. If you're a Java developer and want to climb on the web services bandwagon, or if you only want to "kick the tires" and find out what web services has to offer, you will find this book indispensable.

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Guy's don't even think of buying it.

By Praveen

from Delhi

Comments about oreilly Java Web Services:

This book has very bad language. Writer does not even care about the reader. They have written everything they know, but they don't have described about the topics clearly.

Don't buy this book. Read Web Services from Internet or other sources, But don't waste your time and money on this book.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
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Examples are not there in the zip file

By ddf

from CA

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  • Not comprehensive enough

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Comments about oreilly Java Web Services:

What the heck ! There are no examples at all in the attached ZIP file.

Please let us know kindly if there are any new releases are happened for this book and due to this the examples of this older version book are removed.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Good material but shoddily done

By rahul

from Undisclosed

Comments about oreilly Java Web Services:

The material is book is good provided you can get things working for you. It might be very frustrating to even kick-start the examples but I would recommend that stick around and get it done.

Typos in IT field should be unpardonable. This book and example suffers terribly with that malaise. In spite of the good work done by authors, I ended up with a disdain for their reckless attitude. Years since releasing the book, they haven't even bothered to go through errata suggested by customers. Shameless indeed! I wonder whether the idiots should be let to reap dividends still - you know what I mean!

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3.0

Good reference, but not as a tutorial

By Anonymous

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Comments about oreilly Java Web Services:

The book gives you a good overview of what Web Services are and a chapter on some of the major technologies involved: SOAP, UDDI, WSDL, JAXR, JAXM, etc.

I was looking to this book as a good tutorial to help me set up my environment for a university project; the class is "Distributed Computing" and we are to dynamically discover services. This book gave me a starting point, but I still needed to research some technologies on my own to see what was the easiest and quickest to set up.

The most useful chapter to me was the overview on UDDI. It is extremely detailed and provides 3 different code examples, each using a different API. Once you read this chapter, you will have a thorough understanding of UDDI, which is the basis for many APIs available.

In conclusion, a good book to introduce you to the concepts of Web Services, but not the best for a student who wants to get web services up and running as quickly as possible.

 
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Should have attached a CD

By Jithendra

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Comments about oreilly Java Web Services:

A CD should have accompanied with this book which would contain samples and other dependent libraries like Apache Soap, Tomcat, etc.,

*While reading this book I felt like referring to other source also.

Regards,

Jithendra

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Java Web Services Review

By Kushi

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Comments about oreilly Java Web Services:

From a tutorial point of view, just a bad book. So forget it.

From a technical point of view, it could be okay, but there are better ones.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
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Java Web Services Review

By Tejas

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Not very interestingly written. The content moves quickly, without clearly explaining concepts.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
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Java Web Services Review

By Donaldo M. Dagnone

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Comments about oreilly Java Web Services:

The book is very good: explain everything, chapter by chapter. You can read fastly, forgetting the examples, to first understand the main concepts or read carefully, building each example (I am doing the first way). The best first book (and far beyond) of Web Services.

Remember: Web Services is not equal to .NET.

(1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
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Java Web Services Review

By Srinivasa Rao Aravilli

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Excellent book for start up. It gives overview of the technologies involved in WebServices. I like this book very much.

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Java Web Services Review

By Jimmy Oyeniyi

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Comments about oreilly Java Web Services:

This book definately gave me the insight that I needed to understand SOAP and Web Services architecture and how this fits into the enterprise. The examples works.

Good read in front of a fire place. Very interesting book, it caught my attention throughout. With enough time devoted to it, it should take approx. 2 days to read through it.

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