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Learning Curve for web services in java

 
Rohit kumar sharma
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Hello Everyone,

I just a good job.Thanks to all the people on javaranch once again.

Now in new company my boss has asked me to learn webservices as new project is comming soon.
Now i have got confused over loads of articles on webservices.

Please tell me from where should i start specifically topics like,SOAP,REST and SECURITY.

Furthere i want to ask like for learning java normal curve is like

first through command prompt,and then use any IDE like Ecllipse.

Please guide for WebSerivices what should be the learning curve and IDE.


Thanking you..
 
William Brogden
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Before you start on web services make sure you are well grounded in plain old HTTP servlets.

Next - very important - consider the requirements of the web service in this new project, aiming at a decision between RESTful style and SOAP. Especially consider the security requirements.

If it can be done as a RESTful architecture, it will be simpler and faster to get something going than if you have to dig into SOAP.

Whichever way you go, there are toolkits which come with rather complete examples of both server and client side code. Get those examples running before you try to get your custom service working. Hopefully your boss will realize that time spent on getting examples running will be faster in the long run.

Bill
(note the ranch web service FAQ is loaded with good articles.
 
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