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From prototype to product launch--implementing J2EE Web Services using today's most popular web application server.

° Goes deeper into building web services within the context of business processes, using the UML design methodology for design and addresses Web Services Manageability.

° BEA WebLogic Server is the world's dominant J2EE Web application server.


  • Copyright 2005
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-143072-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-143072-3

This book describes the lifecycle of activities for IT projects -design,development, deployment and management. The concepts are peppered withlessons learned from a real implementation of web services at Hewlett-Packardwith external business partners. Those who want to go beyond understandingconcepts and actually implement web services will find this book a greatreference. Special attention is given to topics one would encounter in largeenterprises -- business relevance, prototyping, methodologies, tying to existinginfrastructure, testing and manageability.

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Table of Contents



1. Introduction to Web Services.

Developments Leading up to Web Services.

What Are Web Services?

Platforms for Developing Web Services.

Web Services Standards Organizations.

Web Services Standards.





WS- Security.


2. Essentials of J2EE.

Overview of J2EE.

The J2EE Architecture.

J2EE Components.

J2EE Containers.

J2EE Services and APIs.

Assembling a J2EE Application.

Web Services Support in J2EE.

J2EE 1.4 Specification.



3. Introduction to the WebLogic Platform.

Building Blocks of the WebLogic Platform.

WebLogic Server.

WebLogic Workshop.

Workshop Integrated Development Environment.

Workshop Runtime Framework.

WebLogic Control Framework.

Web Flow Framework.

Project Beehive.

WebLogic JRockit.

WebLogic Integration.

WebLogic Portal.

Support for Web Services.

Support for SOAP in WebLogic Server.

Support for WSDL in WebLogic Server.

Support for Creating Web Service Clients.

Building and Deploying Web Services.


4. Benefiting from an SOA and Web Services.

Understanding the SOA.



Using Web Services to Implement an SOA.

Defining the Service Interface.

Implementing the Service Interface.

Registering the Services.

Factors Driving the Business Decision.

Going Live with Web Services: HP Case Study.

Challenges Faced.

Goals of the Project.

The Web Services Solution.

Benefits of the Solution.


5. Enabling Enterprise-Class Web Services.

Designing Interoperability.

Conforming to Standards.

Designing WSDL First.

Selecting SOAP Messaging.

Publishing Enduring Web Services Contracts.

Integrating Through Loose Coupling.

Choosing an XML Strategy.

Versioning New Releases.

Effectively Using Business-Tier Systems.

Facilitating Asynchronous Communication.

Using a Coarsely Grained Approach.

Exposing Business Logic Components.

Planning a Robust Production Environment.


Scalability and Performance.



6. Designing Web Services.

Designing WSDL with XMLSPY.


Specifying Types.

Specifying Services.

Specifying portTypes.

Specifying Messages.

Specifying Bindings.

Validating the Completed WSDL.

Adding Operations to the WSDL.

Prototyping Using Workshop.

Main Components of Workshop.

Creating a Web Service from the WSDL.

Web Service as JWS Files.

Testing the Web Service Using Workshop.

Testing the Web Service Using a Client.

Design for Versioning.

Versioning the Interface.

Versioning the Implementation.


7. Developing and Deploying Web Services.

Building an Asynchronous Web Service.




Polling as an Alternative to Callbacks.

Using SOAP with Attachments.

Sending a SOAP Attachment.

Receiving a SOAP Attachment.

SOAP Attachments in the Real World.

Future Approach for Dealing with Binary Data.

Transforming XML Messages.

XQuery Map.


Discovering Web Services Through UDDI.

UDDI Explorer.

Web Service Control.

Deploying to Production Environment.

Manual Creation of Server Resources.

Viewing and Testing the Assembled Web Service.


8. Using Controls, Bindings, and Parsers.

Using Workshop Control Framework.

Building a Custom Control.

Building a Database Control.

Building an EJB Control.

Using an ISV Control.

Using Local Controls and Control Projects.

Controls and Software Reuse.

Binding Java to XML Using XML Beans.

Understanding XML Beans.

XML Beans Hierarchy.

Using XQuery and XPath Expressions.

Using XML Cursors.

Parsing XML.

Using the StAX Parser.

Comparison to SAX and DOM.


9. Connecting to a Distributed Environment.

Building EJBs in WebLogic Workshop.

Example for Creating EJBs.

Creating an Entity Bean.

Creating a Session Bean.

Strengthening EJB Deployment Using WebLogic Server.

Connecting to EIS Using the Application Integration Framework.

Understanding Elements of J2CA.

Components of WLI.


10. Managing Business Processes.

Web Services and Business Process Management.

Business Process Management.

Orchestration, Choreography, and Collaboration.

Using WLI for Business Process Management.

Three Stages of a BPM Solution.

Building a Business Process in Workshop.

Importing-Exporting PD4J WS-BPEL.



Grammer of WS-BPEL.

Implementing ebXML in WLI.

ebXML and Web Services.

WLI and ebXML.


11. Security of Web Services.

Overview on Security Considerations.

Two-Way SSL.

How Does SSL Work?

Two-Way SSL in WebLogic Server.

Issues with SSL Encryption.

XML Firewalls.


WS-Security Documents.

WS-Security and Interoperability.

Designing for Security Using WSS.

WS-Security in WebLogic.

Security Standards in Identifying Management.

Liberty Alliance.



12. Enhancing the Performance of Web Services.

Understanding Performance Constraints.

Creating and Terminating HTTP Connections.

Converting to and from XML.

Processing SOAP Messages.

Securing Web Services.

Identifying Performance Bottlenecks.

Factors Impacting Performance.

HP OpenView Transaction Analyzer.

Improving Web Service Performance.

SOAP Implementation Options.

XML Parser Selection.

XML Compression.

XML Accelerators.

SSL Accelerators.

Improving the Business Logic Layer and Database Performance.

Leveraging Patterns.

Tuning EJBs.

Tuning the Database.

Tuning the JVM.


13. Testing of Web Services.

Approach to Web Services Testing.

Differences from Traditional Testing.

Extending Current Testing Methods.

Invest in Testing Tools.

Building Your Test Suite.

Test View in WebLogic Workshop.

Unit Testing.

Functional Testing.

Integration Testing.

Interoperability Testing.

Regression Testing.

Performance Testing.

Load Testing.

Stress Testing.

Capacity Planning Testing.


14. Managing Web Services.

Why Managing Web Services Is Different.

Managing at Different Levels.

Comparing with Traditional IT Management.

Evolution of Management Stack.

Using JMX Architecture.

Using JMX on WebLogic Server.

Using JMX with HP OpenView.

Using J2EE Management Specification.

Using Web Services Distributed Management.

Management Using Web Services (MUWS) Specification.

WS-Resource Framework.


Management of Web Services (MOWS).

Selecting a WSM Tool.

Core Capabilities.

Business Monitoring.

Controlling Management Functions.

Other General Evaluation Criteria.

Lifecycle Management for Web Services.

Concept of Business Service.


Effective Improvements Using LCM4WS.

Web Services Network Monitoring.




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