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David Spades
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Hi all, I have been working with existing web service for quite a while now. I've been only debugging the java business logic code for now and realized that my understanding about what SOAP really is is still rudimentary at best. I immediately got lost when I was asked to modify the WSDL or something like that. I already understand what web service is since my company is using a billion of backend systems from different vendors. What would be the ideal starting point for me if I aim to understand completely about SOAP? all the stuff about WSDL and whatnot? thanks
 
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https://www.java.net/today/2003/11/05/ch4SOAP.pdf is still a good introduction to SOAP. The http://www.coderanch.com/how-to/java/WebServicesFaq points to lots of useful material, although it's not exactly organized in way to make it it easy for beginners to go through :-) But the articles "Using WSDL in SOAP applications" and "What's new in WDSL 2.0?" should help you get started with WSDL.
 
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Perhaps you know of any good books for beginners? I'm not sure if old books like Java and SOAP from 2002 is still up-to-date?
There are two concerns for me, :
1. Not really sure when SOAP 1.2 was officially released, so I'd prefer a book that uses them, unless SOAP 1.1 is still the majority standard in 2014 and beyond?
2. WSDL 2.0 was released in 2007, again, I'd prefer a book that would use them, unless earlier version of WSDL is still the majority standard in 2014?
because there are quite significant changes made to both SOAP 1.2 and WSDL 2.0.
I'm still trying to find a good book for SOAP and WSDL.
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I have a question about the term "binding" in SOAP universe. what does this word mean exactly? thanks
 
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