Java Web Services: Up and Running
A quick, practical, and thorough introduction
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: February 2009
Pages: 320

This example-driven book offers a thorough introduction to Java's APIs for XML Web Services (JAX-WS) and RESTful Web Services (JAX-RS).

Java Web Services: Up and Running takes a clear, pragmatic approach to these technologies by providing a mix of architectural overview, complete working code examples, and short yet precise instructions for compiling, deploying, and executing an application. You'll learn how to write web services from scratch and integrate existing services into your Java applications. With Java Web Services: Up and Running, you will:

  • Understand the distinction between SOAP-based and REST-style services
  • Write, deploy, and consume SOAP-based services in core Java
  • Understand the Web Service Definition Language (WSDL) service contract
  • Recognize the structure of a SOAP message
  • Learn how to deliver Java-based RESTful web services and consume commercial RESTful services
  • Know security requirements for SOAP- and REST-based web services
  • Learn how to implement JAX-WS in various application servers

Ideal for students as well as experienced programmers, Java Web Services: Up and Running is the concise guide you need to start working with these technologies right away.

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    3.0

    Unfocused

    By Tumble weed

    from NY

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      • Incoherent Writing Style
      • Not comprehensive enough
      • Poorly Written Code
      • Uncohesive Examples

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      • Quick Reference

      Comments about oreilly Java Web Services: Up and Running:

      The book skims over a number of important topics in a haphazard manner, each successive chapter having little to do with the next. The coding convention and formatting in the book is just torture on the eyes. Can't imagine why a java book will have a method "get_trust_mgr()","respond_to_client()" or variables named "pause_lock".

       
      5.0

      Any one should read this book!

      By El Japanese

      from Dublin, Tallaght

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        Comments about oreilly Java Web Services: Up and Running:

        This is a GREAT GREAT book and I would advise any new to web services to read it first, it is a very good book to get up and running with web services, on top the author is quick to reply to any question.

        Great reading!

         
        5.0

        So far, one of the best I have read.

        By javaHobbit

        from Miami, FL

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          Comments about oreilly Java Web Services: Up and Running:

          The organized and concise manner of his approach is great. Whats better is the "sticking to the cli" to show the code examples. Cant tell you all how many times I have wished authors could just stick to vi and javac instead of IDE's to get their points across! Thanks Martin.

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          4.0

          Needs a support forum.

          By karlkras

          from Portland, OR

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          • Concise
          • Helpful examples
          • Well-written

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          • Needs a discussion forum

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          • Intermediate
          • Not a Dummy's book
          • Student

          Comments about oreilly Java Web Services: Up and Running:

          I picked this up on highly rated reviews from various sources, and from first glance I certainly agree. Martin Kalin is very good at presenting the material. However, as with all things in our technical environment it doesn't take long for the printed word to become out of date very quickly. Within the first two chapters an example is provided that uses Amazon's ECommerce site for generating Web service clients. Problem is, Amazon added another layer of security API since this books release (less then 9 months ago) so running the code as provided fails with a non-descript http error.After hunting around in Amazon's developer forums I found the change and the recommended fix, but now there doesn't seem to any resource available through O'Reilly (or otherwise) for posting this information to others who might be interested in using this book. I'd be willing to do this myself if such a forum were available but I believe this would have to be perpetrated by the author and/or O'Reilly publishing directly.Great book otherwise, but it could be better by offering a forum when matters such as this (which is inevitable) come up.

           
          4.0

          Very good introduction

          By Christian the designer

          from Tübingen

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          SOA is quite large to study before one gets a right feeling to programm something. That book shows elegantly the ins-and-outs of the thematic, using the Java API to perform simple but effective examples. At the end of the book you will be well prepared to study in detail the different parts of that service world.

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          5.0

          Easy to understand

          By Wayne B

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          The book was easier for me to understand than many other books styles I have read. I always respect authors who are willing to have an errata page. This is a big help as all books have errors.

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