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J2EE-Supported Web Service Standards and Technologies
Nov 18, 2004
Just getting going with Web services, and planning to use Java? In this sample chapter, you'll earn about the various Web service standards (including XML, SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI) and the J2EE 1.4 platform technologies that support those standards. You'll also be introduced to a new alphabet soup of J2EE platform XML-related APIs, including JAXP, JAXR, JAX-RPC, and SAAJ, with a high-level architectural point of view.
Middleware: A History of Objects, Components, and the Web
Nov 12, 2004
Transactional Component Middleware (TCM) is the dominant technology today for transaction processing applications. This chapter will give the background on this technology and how it's used today in various functions.
Enabling Enterprise-Class Web Services
Nov 5, 2004
This chapter focuses on the considerations for enabling enterprise-class web services. These are web services that meet the level of technical and operational maturity consistent with the increasingly stringent requirements of today's enterprise.
XML in Office: Introductory Discussion
Nov 5, 2004
Office 2003 provides XML-enhanced features for formatting, information-processing, and data-driven application enhancement. Learn about these new features in this chapter from XML in Office 2003: Information Sharing with Desktop XML.
Designing COM+ Applications with a Web Service Appeal
Oct 29, 2004
.NET, COM, COM+, and Web Services—can they all get along? You bet! Not only can you create COM applications with .NET, but you can also create COM+ applications that are usable as Web services. Find out how.
Grid Computing: Is It Right for Your Company?
Oct 22, 2004
Grid computing has a very bright future; it brings many benefits and savings to IT. Richard Murch recommends that all IT senior staff evaluate, plan for, and implement grid technology. But successful grids must start with a comprehensive and well-thought-out plan.
Beginning SOA Using BEA WebLogic Workshop
Oct 15, 2004
Emmanuel Proulx discusses service-oriented architecture (SOA) and provides an example of an SOA system using the BEA WebLogic Workshop development environment.
The Need for Autonomic Computing
Oct 8, 2004
Network management specialist Stephen Morris discusses the emerging area of autonomic computing (AC), which IBM expects to be the "next big thing."
Tipping the Scales Toward Secure Code
Oct 1, 2004
Everybody can use more secure code—and sometimes the best way to hone your skills is by listening to other programmers. Here are 18 tips offered by your fellow developers.
Building Plugins with C# Part 4: Logging and Deployment
Sep 17, 2004
We finish up our series on building plug-ins with an demonstration of logging techiques and an introduction to deployment methodologies. In other words, you'll learn what to do when things go wrong, and you'll find out how to get the plug-in in the hands of your users.
Building Plugins with C# Part 3: Adding LDAP, SQL, and Configuration
Sep 10, 2004
Feeling smarter, yet? In this continuing series, you'll learn how to use inheritance to re-use code, and how your applications can load their own configuration files. You'll also learn more about doing LDAP authentication and connecting to a database to run a stored procedure.
Creating a Tree View of XML Data in Visual Studio .NET
Sep 10, 2004
John Mueller shows how a tree view of your XML data can help you display the details with greater ease and examine those details with greater clarity.
Building Plugins with C# Part 2: Making Additions with XML
Sep 3, 2004
In this second part in our plug-in series, you'll learn how to use an XML file to validate users, and find out how—and why—to add a new configuration section handler.
Introduction to Web Services Technologies: SOA, SOAP, WSDL and UDDI
Sep 3, 2004
Thomas Erl delves into the concepts and technology behind Web services, including Web services and the service-oriented architecture (SOA), Web Services Description Language (WSDL), Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), and Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI).
Building Plugins with C# Part 1
Aug 27, 2004
Interested in building plug-ins, but not sure where to start? In this first article in a four-part series, you'll learn how to put together a simple authentication plug-in for a project in C#.
Creating a Secure Development Framework
Aug 27, 2004
Business applications can be weak spots in an otherwise secure network, but in this article, Glyn Geoghegan explains how to keep your applications as secure the rest of your IT infrastructure.
Using the SOAP Protocol with Java
Aug 13, 2004
When you're through with this sample book chapter, you'll know not only how to use SOAP straight out of the box but also how to extend SOAP to support your diverse and changing needs. You'll have also followed the development of a meaningful e-commerce Web service in Java.
DocBook Conversions with XFC
Aug 6, 2004
Converting DocBook XML files to other formats requires several tools, time spent configuring those tools, and a bit of work at the command line. Technical writer Scott Nesbitt introduces a different way of converting DocBook files: the XMLmind FO Converter.
Creating Presentations with OperaShow
Jul 23, 2004
While PowerPoint is a popular slide-making tool that's packed with bells and whistles, it's not always the best tool for creating presentation slides. Scott Nesbitt looks at OperaShow, a unique feature of the Opera web browser that turns the software into a presentation powerhouse.
N1 Grid Architecture Realized: Strategic Flexibility
Jul 16, 2004
Architectural solutions must solve the problems of cost and complexity and then strive to develop the business and IT linkage to its fullest extent. That is the central theme of the Sun N1 Grid architectural solution, explained here.

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