SOA Using Java Web Services / Edition 1

SOA Using Java Web Services / Edition 1

by Mark D. Hansen, Ted Neward
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Prentice Hall
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The examples are very practical.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Hansen offers the serious and experienced java programmer a way to learn Java Web Services, based on Java EE 5, which is probably the most heavily used version right now. (Version 6 has just come out and the book's code should easily run under it.) The bulk of the text essentially works through very detailed examples using JWS and associated (recent) standards like JAXB 2. The gist is to be able to write java code that can take XML output from some Web Service out there on the net, and let you composite it into another Web Service. It's still not trivial to do. The code fragments assume a working knowledge of several current standards. Hansen is correct when he says that this is much easier than it would have been just a few years ago. The recent upgrades to java and the standards make this possible. But keep in mind that easier does not necessarily mean simple. One passage in the text might appeal to those hapless enough to have dealt with XSLT. Several years ago, XSLT was promoted as the method to transform one XML representation to another. Several books have been written about this topic. But (bitter) experience has shown that XSLT is a remarkably cumbersome and obtuse way of doing things. What Hansen demonstrates is that JAXB 2 can be used in place of XSLT. Seems much more straightforward. Though to be fair, more practise will be needed doing this, to see if it holds true for other XML transformations.