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Basic SOA using REST

Excerpted from: SOA Using Java Web Services
Authors: Mark Hansen
Publisher: IBM Press

This chapter, excerpted from "SOA Using Java Web Services," discusses the basic tools and techniques for implementing SOA components using the REST paradigm.
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Putting It All Together

Excerpted from: The New Language of Business: SOA & Web 2.0
Authors: Sandy Carter
Publisher: IBM Press

This chapter, excerpted from "The New Language of Business: SOA & Web 2.0," discusses principles and goals for companies to achieve SOA innovation.
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Where's the Data?

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Excerpted from: Service Oriented Architecture for Dummies
Authors: Judith Hurwitz, Robin Bloor, Carol Baroudi, Marcia Kaufman
Publisher: Wiley

This chapter, excerpted from "Service Oriented Architecture for Dummies," discusses strategies for making information into a service and making sure data is more trustworthy.
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SOA Governance
@32203 Excerpted from: Service Oriented Architecture for Dummies
Authors: Judith Hurwitz, Robin Bloor, Carol Baroudi, Marcia Kaufman
Publisher: Wiley

This chapter, excerpted from "Service Oriented Architecture for Dummies," discusses strategies for best going about keeping the checks and balances between business and IT using SOA governance.
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The SOA Supervisor
@32203 Excerpted from: Service Oriented Architecture for Dummies
Authors: Judith Hurwitz, Robin Bloor, Carol Baroudi, Marcia Kaufman
Publisher: Wiley

This chapter, excerpted from "Service Oriented Architecture for Dummies," discusses strategies for best going about getting control of a set of infrastructure services to keep SOA working to the advantage of the business.
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Integrating and Automating Business Processes

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Excerpted from: Ajax: Your visual blueprint for creating rich Internet applications
Authors: Steve Holzner, Ph.D.
Publisher: Wiley

This chapter, excerpted from "Ajax: Your visual blueprint for creating rich Internet applications," discusses strategies and best practices for process integration and automation.
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Handling XML with Ajax
@26308 Excerpted from: Ajax: Your visual blueprint for creating rich Internet applications
Authors: Steve Holzner, Ph.D.
Publisher: Wiley

This chapter, excerpted from "Ajax: Your visual blueprint for creating rich Internet applications," discusses how to create an XML document in Ajax.
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Providing Web Services

Excerpted from: XML Problem-Design-Solution
Authors: Mitch Amiano, Conrad D'Cruz, Kay Ethier, Michael D. Thomas
Publisher: Wrox

This chapter, excerpted from "XML Problem-Design-Solution," discusses how to provide your own Web services and RSS feeds specific to your business design and specifications.
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Integration and SOA

Excerpted from: Integration and SOA: Concepts, Technologies, and Best Practices
Authors: Beth Gold-Bernstein and Gary So
Publisher: ebizQ and WebMethods

This chapter, excerpted from Integration and SOA: Concepts, Technologies, and Best Practices, discusses the benefits and best practices of SOA in relation to integration.
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Ajax for Web Services

Excerpted from: Professional Ajax
Authors: Nicholas C. Zakas, Jeremy McPeak ,and Joe Fawcett
Publisher: Wiley Publications

This chapter, excerpted from Professional Ajax, introduces you to the evolution of Web services and associated technologies such as SOAP, WSDL, and REST.
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If you're in a hole, the first thing you do is stop digging

Excerpted from: Service Orient or Be Doomed
Authors: Jason Bloomberg and Ronald Schmelzer
Publisher: Wiley Publications

This chapter, excerpted from Service Orient or Be Doomed, discusses how to go about IT decision making processes in a business setting.
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The user experience

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Excerpted from: Ajax in Action
Authors: Dave Crane, Eric Pascarello, Darren James
Publisher: Manning Publications

Comfortability is key in the user experience. This chapter, excerpted from Ajax in Action, discusses ways to help you get your Ajax application ready and presentable for the real world.
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Running an SOA

Excerpted from: Understanding Enterprise SOA
Authors:Eric Pulier and Hugh Taylor
Publisher: Manning Publications

The ability to operate an SOA so it performs reliably and delivers consistent service on a variety of levels is a significant challenge to IT professionals today. This chapter, excerpted from Understanding Enterprise SOA, discusses solutions to successfully operating an SOA. Order Understanding Enterprise SOA from the publisher, Manning Publications, and get the ebook for free. The print edition is available at your favorite bookstore.
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Security and Ajax
@14946 Excerpted from: Ajax in Action
Authors: Dave Crane, Eric Pascarello, Darren James
Publisher: Manning Publications

Security is an increasingly important concern for Internet services. Adding proper security measures to an Ajax application can be a strong differentiator for a product. This chapter, excerpted from Ajax in Action, discusses security-related concerns that have particular implications for Ajax.
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XML Web services

Excerpted from: Core C# and .NET
Authors:Stephen Perry
Publisher:Prentice Hall PTR

Many embrace XML Web services as technology that will spell the end to heavy and complex solutions for distributed communications. At the root of its appeal is the fact that Web services are based on standardized technologies like HTTP and XML that are designed to promote seamless interoperability among different operating systems. This chapter, excerpted from Core C# and .NET, takes a look at the pluses and minues of implementing and consuming Web services in a .NET environment, presenting Web services from both the server and client perspective.
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Working with Beehive Web services and JSR 181

Excerpted from: Pro Apache Beehive
Authors: Kunal Mittal, Srinivas Kanchanavally
Publisher: Apress

The Web services capabilities in Apache Beehive revolve around the JSR 181 annotations. This chapter explores the Web service capabilities that are a part of Apache Beehive. You'll learn about JSR 181, Web Services Metadata for the Java Platform, which allows you to expose Web services using metadata annotations. The chapter also covers details of the Apache Beehive implementation of JSR 181, including showing some Web service code.
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Advanced Messaging, Metadata and Security

Excerpted from: Service-Oriented Architecture: Concepts, Technology, and Design
Author: Thomas Erl
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR

SOAP messaging is the lifeblood of contemporary service-oriented architecture (SOA), realizing not only the delivery of application data but also the composable nature of SOA. This chapter focuses on the various WS-* extensions that govern specific areas of the SOAP messaging framework. It also looks at the creation and exchange of metadata and introduces message-level security.
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Introduction to Web services technologies

Excerpted from: Service-Oriented Architecture: A Field Guide to Integrating XML and Web Services
Author: Thomas Erl
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR

Over the past five years, with the birth of XML-based simple object access protocol (SOAP) and WSDL, further supplemented by the Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI) specification, the first generation of Web services was established. Since then, industry-wide support has furthered the Web services platform and service-oriented architecture. This chapter, excerpted from Service-Oriented Architecture: A Field Guide to Integrating XML and Web Services, focuses on the standards that make up the Web services platform and how Web services relates to service-oriented architecture.
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Reliable Messaging

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Excerpted from: Web Services Platform Architecture
Authors: Sanjiva Weerawarana, Francisco Curbera, Frank Leymann, Tony Storey, Donald F. Ferguson
Publisher: Prentice Hall

Since the 1990s, reliable messaging has been left to vendors that tend to exploit their own protocol for message transmission. As an alternative to these biased technologies, WS-Reliable Messaging seems to have the most promise, with its sponsors representing a majority market-share. This chapter focuses on WS-Reliable Messaging and its potential for becoming the unified interoperability standard for reliable messaging for Web services.
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Web Services: A Realization of SOA
@12784Excerpted from: Web Services Platform Architecture
Authors: Sanjiva Weerawarana, Francisco Curbera, Frank Leymann, Tony Storey, Donald F. Ferguson
Publisher: Prentice Hall

Service-oriented architecture (SOA) represents an abstract architectural concept. It's an approach to building software systems that is based on loosely coupled components (services) that have been described in a uniform way and that can be discovered and composed. A Web service represents one important approach to realizing an SOA. This chapter focuses on Web services as a realization of the service-oriented platform and introduces the specifications that add to it.
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This was first published in September 2006

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