Sams Teach Yourself Web Services in 24 HoursBook - 2003
Offers twenty-four one hour lessons that discuss the value of Web service applications and explain how to build them.
According to recent press reports, everyone is developing Web Services, but many are still in the exploratory phase - learning what's involved and how to achieve ROI. This book is designed to give a working introduction to Web Services to help decision-makers prepare for the implementation in their companies. It demystifies the topic by providing a beginning level explanation of what this technology is, what it means to businesses, where to apply it, and how to make it work.
Using numerous simple examples, the book explains the core concepts of Web Services: SOAP, UDDI, and WSDL, as well as tools and related concepts that will help create the "big picture" in readers' minds.
Written for Corba, DCOM, GUI, and JSP programmers who want to stay on top of technical advances, this series of 24 lessons compares web services to other communication architectures, explains how the different standards that web services are built on interact with each other, surveys the major products available for creating web services, and explores the challenges posed by interoperability and security. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)