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Real World XML Web Services is a superb guide to building web services with either VB.NET or VB6 and the Microsoft SOAP Toolkit. Instead of trying to hide the XML details -- as some books do -- Yasser Shohoud illuminates them with compelling examples, shows how web services technologies fit together, and offers immensely valuable guidance for everything from architecture to coding.
Shohoud, one of the world’s leading XML web services developers, is also Microsoft MVP for ASP.NET. (Maybe you’ve heard him at VSLive! or read his articles in Visual Studio, XML, or MSDN magazines.) He begins by walking through the architectural foundation on which web services are built, including the XSD web services type system, XML serialization, SOAP messaging, and WSDL web services description.
Next, he moves on to tools and techniques. First, you’ll learn how to expose existing COM components as web services using both high- and low-level APIs. You’ll implement SOAP headers and faults; master interface-based web services development; and learn how to handle data. There’s also a full chapter on using SOAP extensions to build reusable infrastructure for security, error handling, or usage tracking.
The book concludes by walking you through building a live web service from start to finish: designing messages, forming them with .NET attributes, applying authentication/authorization infrastructure, and more. Shohoud assumes some familiarity with VB (or VB.NET) and ASP (or ASP.NET), but you needn’t have any web services experience: this book will give you all the practical skills you need. Bill Camarda
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.