Written for IT managers, software developers and business professionals alike, this guide explains the business und technology of Web services. Begin with an explanation of what Web services are, how they differ from previous computing paradigms und what benefits they offer. Explore Web services business models - including B2B und B2C scenarios - and the core standards that enable them : XML, SOAP, WSDL and UDDI.
Understand the strategies of key industry players, including Microsoft, Sun Microsystems, IBM, Hewlett-Packard and BEA Systems ; then move on to detailed treatments of NET and Java Web services. Learn about Web-services security, the risks involved and the technologies that can secure your infrastructure. Numerous case studios explain how Web services enable organizations to increase efficiency, create new revenue streams und interact with customers and business partners more effectively. Appendices contain Visual Basic .NET and Java LIVE-CODE implementations of Web-services-based applications.