Why this guide is important. The XML & Web Services Integration Framework (XWIF). How this guide is organized. www.serviceoriented.ws. Contact the author.
I. THE TECHNICAL LANDSCAPE.
2. Introduction to XML technologies.
Extensible Markup Language (XML). Document Type Definitions (DTD). XML Schema Definition Language (XSD). Extensible Stylesheet Language Transformations (XSLT). XML Query Language (XQuery). XML Path Language (XPath).
3. Introduction to Web services technologies.
Web services and the service-oriented architecture (SOA). Web Services Description Language (WSDL). Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP). Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI).
4. Introduction to second-generation (WS-*) Web services technologies.
Second-generation Web services and the service-oriented enterprise (SOE). WS-Coordination and WS-Transaction. Business Process Execution Language for Web Services (BPEL4WS). WS-Security and the Web services security specifications. WS-ReliableMessaging. WS-Policy. WS-Attachments.
II. INTEGRATING TECHNOLOGY.
5. Integrating XML into applications.
Strategies for integrating XML data representation. Strategies for integrating XML data validation. Strategies for integrating XML schema administration. Strategies for integrating XML transformation. Strategies for integrating XML data querying.
6. Integrating Web services into applications.
Service models. Modeling service-oriented component classes and Web service interfaces. Strategies for integrating service-oriented encapsulation. Strategies for integrating service assemblies. Strategies for enhancing service functionality. Strategies for integrating SOAP messaging.
7. Integrating XML and databases.
Comparing XML and relational databases. Integration architectures for XML and relational databases. Strategies for integrating XML with relational databases. Techniques for mapping XML to relational data. Database extensions. Native XML databases.
III. INTEGRATING APPLICATIONS.
8. The mechanics of application integration.
Understanding application integration. Integration levels. A guide to middleware. Choosing an integration path.
9. Service-oriented architectures for legacy integration.
Service models for application integration. Fundamental integration components. Web services and one-way integration architectures. Web services and point-to-point architectures. Web services and centralized database architectures. Service-oriented analysis for legacy architectures.
10. Service-oriented architectures for enterprise integration.
Service models for enterprise integration architectures. Fundamental enterprise integration architecture components. Web services and enterprise integration architectures. Hub and spoke. Messaging bus. Enterprise Service Bus (ESB).
11. Service-oriented integration strategies.
Strategies for streamlining integration endpoint interfaces. Strategies for optimizing integration endpoint services. Strategies for integrating legacy architectures. Strategies for enterprise solution integration. Strategies for integrating Web services security.
IV. INTEGRATING THE ENTERPRISE.
12. Thirty best practices for integrating XML.
Best practices for planning XML migration projects. Best practices for knowledge management within XML projects. Best practices for standardizing XML applications. Best practices for designing XML applications.
13. Thirty best practices for integrating Web services.
Best practices for planning service-oriented projects. Best practices for standardizing Web services. Best practices for designing service-oriented environments. Best practices for managing service-oriented development projects. Best practices for implementing Web services.
14. Building the service-oriented enterprise (SOE).
SOA modeling basics. SOE building blocks. SOE migration strategy.
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