Expert Solutions and State-of-the-Art Code Examples
SOA Using Java™ Web Services is a hands-on guide to implementing Web services and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) with today’s Java EE 5 and Java SE 6 platforms. Author Mark Hansen presents in explicit detail the information that enterprise developers and architects need to succeed, from best-practice design techniques to state-of-the-art code samples.
Hansen covers creating, deploying, and invoking Web services that can be composed into loosely coupled SOA applications. He begins by reviewing the “big picture,” including the challenges of Java-based SOA development and the limitations of traditional approaches. Next, he systematically introduces the latest Java Web Services (JWS) APIs and walks through creating Web services that integrate into a comprehensive SOA solution. Finally, he shows how application frameworks based on JWS can streamline the entire SOA development process and introduces one such framework: SOA-J.
- Introduces practical techniques for managing the complexity of Web services and SOA, including best-practice design examples
- Offers hard-won insights into building effective SOA applications with Java Web Services
- Illuminates recent major JWS improvements–including two full chapters on JAX-WS 2.0
- Thoroughly explains SOA integration using WSDL, SOAP, Java/XML mapping, and JAXB 2.0 data binding
- Walks step by step through packaging and deploying Web services components on Java EE 5 with JSR-181 (WS-Metadata 2.0) and JSR-109
- Includes specific code solutions for many development issues, from publishing REST endpoints to consuming SOAP services with WSDL
- Presents a complete case study using the JWS APIs, together with an Ajax front end, to build a SOA application integrating Amazon, Yahoo Shopping, and eBay
- Contains hundreds of code samples–all tested with the GlassFish Java EE 5 reference implementation–that are downloadable from the companion Web site, http://soabook.com.
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Chapter 1: Service-Oriented Architecture with Java Web Services
Chapter 2: An Overview of Java Web Services
Chapter 3: Basic SOA Using REST
Chapter 4: The Role of WSDL, SOAP, and Java/XML Mapping in SOA
Chapter 5: The JAXB 2.0 Data Binding
Chapter 6: JAX-WS–Client-Side Development
Chapter 7: JAX-WS 2.0–Server-Side Development
Chapter 8: Packaging and Deployment of SOA Components (JSR-181 and JSR-109)
Chapter 9: SOAShopper: Integrating eBay, Amazon, and Yahoo! Shopping
Chapter 10: Ajax and Java Web Services
Chapter 11: WSDL-Centric Java Web Services with SOA-J
Appendix A: Java, XML, and Web Services Standards Used in This Book
Appendix B: Software Configuration Guide
Appendix C: Namespace
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About the Author
Mark Hansen, Ph.D., is a software developer, consultant, and entrepreneur. His company, Javector Software, provides consulting and software application development focused on Web services. Mark is also a content developer for Project GlassFish and has developed the open source SOA-J application framework for WSDL-centric Web services development.
Previously, Mark was a visiting scholar at MIT, researching applications for process and data integration using Web services technology. Prior to that, Mark was an executive vice president for Xpedior, Inc., a leading provider of e-business consulting services. He joined Xpedior when they acquired his consulting firm, Kinderhook Systems.
Mark founded Kinderhook in 1993 to develop custom Internet solutions for Fortune 1000 firms in the New York metropolitan area. Prior to founding Kinderhook Systems, Hansen was a founder and vice president of technology for QDB Solutions, Inc., a software firm providing tools for data integrity management in corporate data warehouses.
Mark's work has been featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Information Week, Computer World, Database Management, Database Programming and Design, Business Communications Review, EAI Journal, and IntelligentEnterprise.
Mark earned a Ph.D. from the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science, a master's degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Cornell University.
Mark and his wife, Lorraine, live in Scarsdale, New York, with their three children, Elizabeth, Eric, and Emily.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The examples are very practical.
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.