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UDDI: Building Registry-based Web Services Solutions


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  • Copyright 2003
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-13-046457-0
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-13-046457-6

  • Explains business registry paradigm, competitive landscape, and UDDI registry technology
  • Demonstrates how to incorporate UDDI in the Web services lifecycle
  • Describes business modeling techniques, tModels, publishing and inquiry interactions and advanced architectures using UDDI
  • Contains extensive examples and sample codeÑincluding both Java and .NET and detailed case studies in B2E, B2B, and B2C application areas

A comprehensive guide to UDDI including business modeling, service publishing, inquiry, and beyond.

Now there is an essential guide to using this breakthrough standard in real-world Web services development, deployment, and integration. UDDI: Building Registry-based Web Services Solutions contains examples in both Java and .NET paradigms. Experts Naresh Apte and Toral Mehta start with the fundamentals of business registries and Web services ecosystems. Next, using realistic case studies and sample code, they illuminate every facet of UDDI-based Web services lifecycle.

Coverage includesÑ

  • UDDI-based business registries: value proposition and key challenges
  • How UDDI fits into the Web services paradigm
  • Business modeling for registries: tModels, service providers/consumers, service bindings, and more
  • Publishing and discovering business entities, service interactions, and services—including discussion on UDDI data structures
  • UDDI-related API specificationsÑincluding language-specific APIs such as UDDI4J, , and UDDI .NET SDK
  • Best practices for registry-based solution development
  • Comparative survey of competitive initiatives and technologies such as ebXML, CORBA, J2EE, and .NET
  • Building sophisticated solutions that draw on UDDIÕs most advanced features
  • Enhancements in Version 3.0 specification

Sample Content

Table of Contents

List Of Figures.

List Of Tables.



1. Introduction.


2. Business Registries.

Dynamics of the Vendor-Customer Relationship. Improvements in Vendor Selection and Interaction. Business Registries. A Business Registry Explained. Challenges of Registry-Powered Business.

3. Web Services Overview.

A Service. Web Service Platforms. A Simple Web Service. Document Exchange Model-Based Web Services. Advanced Topics. UDDI and the Web Services Paradigm.

4. Registries and Web Services Lifecycle.

A Web Services Ecosystem. Web Services Lifecycle. Registry-Powered Business-to-Business Interaction.


5. UDDI Overview.

UDDI Formation. Public UDDI Sites. UDDI Operators. UDDI API Specification. UDDI Best Practices. Complete UDDI Ecosystem. Language-Specific UDDI APIs.

6. Modeling For Registries.

Modeling in UDDI. Modeling Service Providers. Modeling Services. Role of tModels. Service Bindings.Modeling Needs Beyond the Design Phase. Modeling Service Consumers.

7. Establishing Connection.

Communication Points of a UDDI Registry. Establishing Connection.

8. UDDI Publishing.

A Case in Point. Publishing a Business Entity. Publishing a Service Interaction Specification. Publishing a Service. Deleting from the Registry. Putting It All Together. UDDI Data Structures.

9. UDDI Inquiry.

Inquiry Process. FITSO Revisited. Discovering a Service Interaction Specification. Discovering a Service. Discovering a Business Entity. Search Qualifiers. Using Discovered Services.

10. Building UDDI Solutions.

Private Registry. Referencing Caching. Taxonomies and Identifier Systems. Versioning and Migration Policies. Registry Usage Models.


11. Employee Portal Unfolded.

Corporate Employee Ecosystem. Technology Quilt. Modeling Business Entities. Defining Categories and Interactions. Final Analysis.

12. UDDI in B2B and B2C Scenarios.

Extended Supply Chains. RFQ Basics. RFQ Business Process Flow. RFQ Processing for AmCAR, Inc. The AmCAR Procurement Ecosystem. Extending the Solution. Location-Based Mobile Services.


13 Competitive Landscape.

Recognized Leaders. Strong Industry Participants. Registry Technologies.

14. Version 3 and Beyond.

Registry Interaction. API Enhancements. Enhancements to Discovery. Enhancements to Description. Internationalization. Security. Policy. OASIS.

V. Appendixes.
Appendix A. Client UDDI APIS.

Publishing APIs. Inquiry APIs. Security APIs.

Appendix B. Installing UDDI4J.

Apache SOAP. Java Components. Configuring UDDI4J.

Appendix C. UDDI Errors.
Appendix D. UDDI.NET SDK.
Appendix E. Setting Up DSN.


Appendix F. Database Wrapper Utility.

Employee Contribution Database.

Appendix G. Simple Object Access Protocol.

SOAP Message Components. Attachments to SOAP Messages.

Appendix H. WSDL.

<definitions>. <service>. <types>. <message>. <operation>. <portType>. <binding>. <port>.




In the next generation of the Web, services rather than the computers themselves, form the foundational blocks of the Internet. At the center of this "web of services" or more simply, Web services, are business registries. Business registries are the meeting point between Web service users, Web service providers, and Web service deployers.

To us, it is a unique experience to be part of this burgeoning technology paradigm. Having been involved from the beginning with our work on HP's E-speak initiative, we have had the honor of participating in the Web services play, right from Act One, if you will. We have had the fortune to not only help develop and bring Web service technologies to market but also to help deploy Web service solutions with customers.

Business registries are a cornerstone of the Web services phenomenon. Both the deployment of business registries and the development of Web services need to be explained and fostered to achieve the "web of services" vision. To ensure the easy registration and discovery of Web services, consortiums are being formed to standardize the processes of describing and registering services. The Universal Definition Description Integration (UDDI) group and ebXML Business Registries are just two examples of major XML-based business registry initiatives.

Believing in the paradigm's promise to make businesses work more smoothly together despite corporate and technology boundaries, it makes sense to us to help share the vision and value with those just beginning their Web services journey. Writing our second Web services-focused book on UDDI was a natural choice for us as it is an aspect of the Web Services paradigm that has not been explained as comprehensively ever before. In this book, we examine business registries in detail by discussing the value proposition and explain the technology for registering and discovering Web services through a series of examples and case studies.

We hope this book provides you the knowledge to fit business registries, and more specifically UDDI, in your Web services solutions because business registries are expected to play a pivotal role in the next Chapter of the Internet.


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