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Advanced SOAP for Web Development

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by Dan Livingston
 
Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) is the killer application of XML. It's what makes XML really useful and fulfills the promise and hype of XML. SOAP gives you the "universal glue" to integrate virtually any distributed system and streamline virtually any Internet-based process or communication. Now you can master this remarkable technology -- with Advanced SOAP for

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Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) is the killer application of XML. It's what makes XML really useful and fulfills the promise and hype of XML. SOAP gives you the "universal glue" to integrate virtually any distributed system and streamline virtually any Internet-based process or communication. Now you can master this remarkable technology -- with Advanced SOAP for Web Development. Dan Livingston teaches SOAP the way you want to learn it: hands-on, with real-world projects focused on the features you'll use most. Concise, practical, and full of code examples, Advanced SOAP for Web Development covers all this and more. SOAP isn't just another tool: It's the most powerful, flexible solution for integrating tomorrow's business-critical applications. You need to master it now -- and with this book, you will.

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SOAP is, umm, a very clean solution for integrating applications and sharing data across the Internet. If you want to master SOAP in a hurry, Dan Livingston's your man. In his Essentials guides, Livingston has delivered rapid mastery of technologies ranging from XML to JavaScript. Now he's brought his efficient, example-focused tutorial style to SOAP.

Don't let the title scare you: Livingston teaches SOAP from scratch. But he does take you to some pretty "advanced" territory. Livingston covers all of the standards that complement SOAP, including WDSL, UDDI, and even Disco, Microsoft's local solution for web services discovery.

There's detailed coverage of SOAP and RPC (including a chapter on XML-RPC, essentially a simpler, stripped-down SOAP with much shared history. You lose goodies like user-defined data types, but XML-RPC still lets you solve the core problem: transmitting, processing, and returning complex data structures).

Chapter-length projects walk you through setting up SOAP servers, clients, and web services. There's a full chapter on SOAP troubleshooting, and another on SOAP language bindings. The focus is on getting results -- and you will. (Bill Camarda)

Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer with nearly 20 years' experience in helping technology companies deploy and market advanced software, computing, and networking products and services. He served for nearly ten years as vice president of a New Jersey–based marketing company, where he supervised a wide range of graphics and web design projects. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130356550
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
03/08/2002
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.08(w) x 9.04(h) x 1.33(d)

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Advanced SOAP for Web Development 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
So web serivces is computers talking to each other and using each other over the Internet, and they use SOAP to talk to each other. I didn't really get that before I picked up this book, but Dan made it pretty easy. This book covers all aspects of what SOAP is, how it works, how it encodes data, and well as how it's used by .NET (you're led through creating your own web serivce), as well as WSDL (which describes web services), UDDI (which lists web serivices) and XML-RPC (a kind of SOAP competitor). Great book for understanding the role SOAP's playing in all this web services .NET hoopla you keep hearing about. Intelligent, conversational, and completely useful.