Helps students understand Web services advantages and limitations from both a technical and business viewpoint.
Helps students identify realistic business opportunities for utilizing Web services.
Gives students a strong understanding of the XML technologies they will rely on in any Web services project, regardless of their technical or business role.
Helps students address one of todays most challenging obstacles to Web services deployment in the enterprise.
Shows students how the leading technology vendors are bringing Web services solutions to market, so they can assess their options more effectively.
Helps programming students more clearly understand the realities of Web services implementation in both of the two leading platforms.
Gives students confidence that they are receiving information that is thorough, accurate, clear, and pedagogically proven.
For IT managers and the business professionals who rely on IT, few technologies offer as much promise as Web Services. Now, there's a complete Web Services briefing designed specifically for non-programmers. In this book, world-renowned technology trainers and consultants Harvey and Paul Deitel cover everything managers need to know about Web Services: business models, potential benefits, platforms, strategies, processes, and technologies. The Deitels clearly explain what Web Services are, and how they've evolved to solve problems that can't easily be addressed with traditional distributed technologies. They explain why Web Services offer powerful opportunities for slashing overhead and simplifying process integration, while clearly identifying risks (including standards instability, and concerns about security, application management, and performance). They review major technologies for enabling Web Services, including XML, SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI; competitive strategies from Microsoft, Sun, Oracle, and IBM; as well as Linux-based approaches. Coverage also includes: comparisons of service-to-business (S2B), service-to-employee (S2E), and service-to-consumer (S2C) business models, including early examples such as .NET My Services and the Liberty Alliance; and the impact of Web Services on CRM, human resources, collaboration, and throughout the enterprise.
1. Introduction to Web Services.
2. Web Services: A New Computing Paradigm.
3. Web Services Business Models.
4. Web Services and Enterprise Computing.
5. XML and Derivative Technologies.
6. Understanding SOAP and WSDL.
7. UDDI, Discovery and Web Services Registries.
8. Web Services Platforms, Vendors and Strategies.
9. .NET Web Services: A Conceptual Overview.
10. Java Web Services: A Conceptual Overview.
11. Computer and Internet Security.
12. Web Services Security.
Appendix A. Introduction to XML Markup.
Appendix B. Implementing Web Services in Visual Basic .NET.
Appendix C. Implementing Web Services in Java.
Appendix D. Best Web Services Web Sites.