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sid smith
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I want to learn web service development with Java. I am unable to find any good books from the last 5 years which are beginner friendly and have a lot of code examples.
Please suggest some good books and detailed tutorials for web services.

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The http://www.coderanch.com/how-to/java/WebServicesFaq has many good starting points, like in the "What is REST?" section, and also the "SOAP Introduction" link. You will likely not find much recent material on SOAP - just about everything that's been worth saying about it has been said years ago :-)
 
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:The http://www.coderanch.com/how-to/java/WebServicesFaq has many good starting points, like in the "What is REST?" section, and also the "SOAP Introduction" link. You will likely not find much recent material on SOAP - just about everything that's been worth saying about it has been said years ago :-)


In that case, can you please recommend some good old books for web services with Java for beginners, preferably using SOAP ?
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Not a “beginning” question. Moving discussion.
 
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The FAQ lists quite a few books; I can't recommend any myself.
 
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:The FAQ lists quite a few books; I can't recommend any myself.


Thanks. I checked out all the books before I replied. I had seen some of them before on amazon. I don't always go by the amazon reviews, but some reviewers make strong negative points about many books. So, I am not able to
find any good book in that list. Besides, most of the books are outdated, have too much theory or are poorly written. I don't see any book with an end-to-end example. Here is a book that you might want to add to that list. I did
not like that one too.

Imbibing Java Web Services : A Step by Step Approach for Learning Web Services

I am not sure. I might take a risk on this one.
 
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Besides, most of the books are outdated

As mentioned previously, nothing much new has happened in the SOAP space for years, so I wouldn't expect new books on that.

I don't see any book with an end-to-end example.

You can tell that from the Amazon pages? I seem to recall that the Hansen book did; in fact, I said so. But it's not for someone starting from scratch.

Here is a book that you might want to add to that list.

Feel free to do so yourself - the wiki is a community effort, and you can log in with your Saloon account.
 
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Ulf Dittmer wrote:
Besides, most of the books are outdated

As mentioned previously, nothing much new has happened in the SOAP space for years, so I wouldn't expect new books on that.

I don't see any book with an end-to-end example.

You can tell that from the Amazon pages? I seem to recall that the Hansen book did; in fact, I said so. But it's not for someone starting from scratch.

Here is a book that you might want to add to that list.

Feel free to do so yourself - the wiki is a community effort, and you can log in with your Saloon account.


Thanks for the review. That book looked okay. I needed some info about it. I think I'll be getting that one.
 
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