0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
Very good JWS book !!!, Oct 13, 2023
I have never worked with Web Services, but I have strong skill in Java. This book has opened me a new and interesting frontears on this topic. The Axis webapp that is explained as a very usefull tool to start working and putting up your first Web Service.
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
A good reference book to get you started., Apr 27, 2023
Just as I stated in the title, it's a great book to start you with. It's written in a clear and precise manner where you could learn the basics of Java Web Services and not be intimidated by it.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful:
Obsolete book, Feb 3, 2023
Part 1 (6 chapters) - Absolutely a waste of time, not worth a read. And the code examples are not related to JWSDP.
Part 2 (6 chapters) - Discusses on SOAP, UDDI and WSDL. The code discusses using a Older version of Apache SOAP and Apache Axis. The code needs a complete rewrite.
Part 3 - Discusses on JAXP, JAXB, JAXR, JAXM and JAXRPC. Good introductions but the JAXB chapter is based on DTD (which is obsoleted in the latest specs). JAXM and JAXRPC chapters just reproduces the Sun JWSDP tutorial...not much value addition.
Part 4 - Security, WSFL, WSIF (based on IBM Specs) currently these specs are obsolete no further releases.
It might've been a good book during 2002. The code and content needs an update to the latest specs and SOAP implementations.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Good introduction even to some less talked about topics, Sep 8, 2023
It is a good introductory book to web services standards like SOAP, WSDL and UDDI but also goes further and talks about topics like WSFL, WSIF which are not covered by all books on web services but are essential to any real business processes exposed as web services where flow control and service unit(s) choreagraphy is as important as the single unit service request/response. Java specifications relating to web services are also covered like JAXM and JAX-RPC. I wish more examples and code was given, perhaps even a chapter or two, for ebXML which may not be a part of web services standards but still uses SOAP and defines industry standards for business to business collaborations especially dealing with supply chain commerce issues.
I agree with a previous reviewer (John Sfikas) that this book alone isn't exactly an eye opener for experianced professionals who have been dabbling with all the tools mentioned in this book like Apache SOAP, Axis, WSTK, Tomcat, Jetty etc. and know the challenges facing B2B collaborations on the internet quite intimately, but this book combined with "Building Web Services with Java: Making Sense of XML, SOAP, WSDL and UDDI" will give a much needed practical grounding to start making sophisticated web services in the real world. I highly recommend getting both these books but be prepared to use your brain and further what is presented in these books to deploy web services satisfying your needs. They will certainly not amount to spoon feeding you a near solution to your collaboration problems.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Good book, especially for JAXM, May 17, 2023
This reminds me of Java 1.1 Unleashed back in 1997 when I was first learning Java. I had no idea how to do anything in Java. I needed a rapid introduction to the new topic and real code examples of how to get things done. In that light Java Web Services Unleashed is a very good book for software developers, qa, and IT managers to read.