Originally posted by Rashmi Tambe:
1. I don't have any prior experiance of web services. How would this book help to be comfortable with web services? I mean, for a beginner like me, would the book be easy to digest?
2. The only time i had interaction with web services was when i was asked write a web service wrapper on top of an ejb (one seesion facade and a few entity beans) using a special weblogic ant task. That did not help me to understand web services? My basic confusion was are you supposed to write a web service over an EJB or it can talk to any distratibuted component? this question may sound very dumb, but i really want to know?
3. I heard that sun is coing up with web services certification? do you have any idea abt that?
4. Is this book available in india?
5. I dont know your back ground yet, i mean u must be having a solid one to write a book on such upcoming technology. but I really want to know abt your technical experiance, what made u write this book etc.
Originally posted by Avi Nash:
I also want to know
1. can state be maintained between SOAP requests and if yes, how?
2. disadvantages of using web services? and
3. What is better option for web services - .NET or J2EE?
Originally posted by Tonny Tssagovic:
I just wanted to ask you about the scope off the book. Does it include a dummy step by step description of how to use an open source implementation/tool like Axis to create/consume web services?
I am not very much interested in the standards (SOAP, WSDL, UDDI), since I prefer to go back to the standards for accuracy and depth when needed.
What I would prefer is a step by step guide, then jump to Architectural level with patterns, as well as �real-life� examples, and strategies that help you make decisions.
I just checked the table of contents, and it seems to have architecture/best practices and some �real. Examples� but it is not yet clear to me if there is Axis �start-up guide�.
If it does not, could you guys please guide me to such a book, I am confused by the different reviews of books at Amazon, and I need a single simple book that gets me started in no time!
Is the WebService technology with its basic components (XML,SOAP,WSDL,UDDI..) the ultimate and definite solution for platform and application independent (and automated) communication? Is it the way to to realize real interoperability, no matter wich devices, languages or technologies are involved?
Originally posted by Hari Vignesh Padmanaban:
Should security be taken into consideration in web services? Does your book cover that ?
Originally posted by Arun Subramanian:
As someone exposed to J2EE but not at all to web services, what additional steps (in terms of new hardware, software, security etc) does one have to take to convert, say, a java application component to a web service or to put it like this, how easy or difficult is it to transform an existing software component into a web service.
Also, I work within a corporate intranet. Do we have any examples of intranet applications utilizing a web service in practice.
Lastly, is your book comprehensible for a beginner?
Originally posted by Max Tomlinson:
1. As a relative newcomer to Web Services, I'm a little confused about which flavor of web services is the best to use: Sun's WSDP? WSIF?
Which version is the most open? And does it matter which platform one is developing on e.g. WebSphere? (OK, that's several questions)
2. Complex data types (marshalling Objects): what's the best way to deal with these? I know in the past this was an issue.
Originally posted by Dave Knipp:
If they are publicly accessible, can this public access ever become a problem in the future? What are your experiences with this topic?
Originally posted by Avi Nash:
1. When should we go for Web Services?
2. When should we not go for Web Services?
3. For what kind (and what size?!) of projects should use web services?
4. What are other alternatives instead of using web services?
5. What are the security features to be considered while using Web Services?
Originally posted by Romeu Franzoia Jr:
Is there any fast way to learn the essential of web services???
I was looking for a good book, or a good tutorial for it.
Originally posted by Frankie Cha:
I understand beside Generated Stubs, the other two ways of programming JAX-RPC clients are Dynamic Proxies and Dynamic Invocation Interface. Beside the programming differences which most books cover, what are the factors that influence the choice of these two methods of implementing web services clients? Could you briefly state the pros and cons of these two methods? Thank you.
Originally posted by Pradeep Bhat:
How does JAXM fit into J2EE web services?