Web Services Architecture and Its Specifications: Essentials for Understanding WS-*

Web Services Architecture and Its Specifications: Essentials for Understanding WS-*


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Web Services Architecture and Its Specifications: Essentials for Understanding WS-* by Luis Felipe Cabrera, Chris Kurt, Don Box, Luis E. Cabrera

Whether you’re evaluating, planning, architecting, or building a Web services implementation, this concise guide brings together the essential information and resources you need about the specifications that define the Web services architecture—from two of its key architects. Authors Cabrera and Kurt deliver an expert architectural overview and examine infrastructure protocols to help you understand the principles behind the design and the overall coherence of the suite of protocols. For each of the core technologies, you’ll find succinct descriptions and scenario-based examples that illustrate how and when to use a particular WS-* specification.

Get concise descriptions, expert insights, and examples to help you:

  • Understand the infrastructure protocols defining the Web services architecture—and extend your programming dexterity

  • Determine what protocols to use and how to compose them within the architecture

  • Use WSDL and WS-Policy to define formal policies and requirements for communication among services

  • Support highly dynamic program-to-program interactions, which may be co-located at a computer or distributed across a network

  • Implement a range of distributed systems, including synchronous and asynchronous messaging systems, mobile networked systems, and peer-to-peer environments

Get hundreds of pages of additional content on the CD!

CD features:

  • Reference library of key specifications in the Web services architecture, including:
  • Foundation networking and Web protocols
  • Web services specifications
  • Interoperability profiles
  • Fully searchable eBook

Foreword by Don Box
Architect, Microsoft Corporation

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735621626
Publisher: Microsoft Press
Publication date: 02/23/2005
Series: Developer Reference Series
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 7.38(w) x 9.06(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Luis Felipe Cabrera is an architect with the Microsoft Distributed Systems team. He is the coauthor of several WS-* specifications including WS-Coordination, WS-AtomicTransactions, WS-BusinessActivity, WS-Eventing, WS-Enumeration, and WS-Transfer. Felipe holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and a coinventor of more than 30 issued patents.

Chris Kurt is Microsoft's Director of Distributed Systems Partner Strategy and is an active participant in the development and standardization of the Web services architecture. Chris participates in Web services education and evangelism throughout the industry. He is one of the founders of the Web Services-Interoperability Organization, and is on the Board of Directors of OASIS-Open.org.

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