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Stu Higgs
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Hi, I am brand new at developing Web Services and would like to know what are some good recomended books. I am looking for a book that starts with very basic examples going from step one to deployment and presto you have a Web Service up and running. There are many mixed reviews on the books I see at Amazon so I thought I would ask for some opinions here.

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The WebServicesLinks FAQ page lists several books. You'll find some reviews in the Bunkhouse.
 
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Thanks for your reply. I'm going to buy one of those books via linking through the ranch!

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Anthony Karta
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Originally posted by Ulf Dittmer:
The WebServicesLinks FAQ page lists several books. You'll find some reviews in the Bunkhouse.


I am trying to get understanding how web services work and how to implement and integrate it with J2EE.
But most books in FAQ page are old (except "Developing Web Services with Apache Axis by kent tong"). Are they still relevant? should moderator update the list then?

what books or online tutorial (from ibm or jboss maybe) do you guys recommend?? btw, is web service vendor dependent?

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But most books in FAQ page are old (except "Developing Web Services with Apache Axis by kent tong"). Are they still relevant? should moderator update the list then?

The FAQ is a public Wiki, so anybody who knows or recommends other books can add them to the list (or let us know about them so we can add them). Reviews are added as people read books and post their review, so if there aren't any recent ones, then that means nobody has been reading about WS.

is web service vendor dependent?

They shouldn't be. One of their major points is that it shouldn't matter what kind of client accesses what kind of server, as long as both implement the standards correctly. The important ones are SOAP and WSDL (to implement basic WS functionality), and WS-I Basic Profile for interoperability.
 
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Maybe we should create a 'rebel' section so we can put up links like these:
How I Explained REST to My Wife
REST vs. WS-*: A Parable

Don't want to undermine the seriousness of the REST section.
 
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