Early Adopter Hailstormby Apress, P. G. Muraleedharan, Jerry Sewell
Due for release in the second half of 2002, .NET My Services represents the first major release into Microsoft's .NET initiative since the .NET Framework beta was released in September 2000. Until recently known by the project name HailStorm, it is the first publicly available web services application platform to be released. This represents a true commitment by Microsoft to the ideals of developing the next generation of web service-based applications that are both language and operating system independent.
Early Adopter HailStorm looks at the first public release of .NET My Services Developer Edition, or HailStorm in a Box as it was called, dispelling the myths that have surrounded it since it was first announced, and how to develop against it. In particular, we look at creating HailStorm compatible SOAP messages, how XML standards-compliant this release is, and how information is added to, updated and deleted from the various services that it implements. Finally, a couple of case studies illustrate how HailStorm may be integrated into real world scenarios.
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This book is for developers interested in building applications against a set of XML-based web services. The emphasis in this book is on development using Windows, but everything applies equally to development on Linux, Unix, Mac and other platforms. This book was written in time for the official beta release of HailStorm at Microsoft's PDC in October 2001, and while we can't guarantee the code will be correct for version 1.0's release in 2002, the concepts and explanations should still be valid.
Author Biography: Robert Eisenberg is currently an independent consultant specializing in Web Services. In 1999 he was the CEO and cofounder of an eCommerce consulting firm that was acquired by Framfab Inc., the largest Internet Professional Services firm in Europe. He has written for DevX and spoken on .NET at Microsoft and at local user groups. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Daniel Maharry currently lives in Birmingham where he has worked for Wrox Press - both there and in India - for three and a half years as an itinerant editor and diarist with a penchant for the obscure topics. With any luck, this tome will see him starting to come out of that particular malaise.
P.G Muraleedharan works for XStream Software India (P) Ltd, a subsidiary of XStream Software Inc. He has written many technical papers for professional journals. Muraleedharan is a regular contributor to international conferences and is a member of several professional organizations. His areas of interest include, Image Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Internet and web-based applications, and Multimedia applications.
Jonathan Pinnock started programming in Pal III assembler on his school's PDP 8/e (which had a massive 4K of memory) back in the days before Moore's Law reached the statute books. These days he spends most of his time developing and extending the increasingly successful PlatformOne product set that his company, JPA, markets to the financial services community.
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