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HS Thomas
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What are the best books (currently) for Web Services.
And what is the status of the spec ? ie how stable is it.

A couple I have noted are:
JAVA WEB SERVICES ARCHITECTURE
Loosely Coupled: The Missing Pieces of Web Services
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[ September 05, 2003: Message edited by: HS Thomas ]
Lasse Koskela
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What are the best books (currently) for Web Services.
Are you looking for a book focused on architecture or implementation (hands-on)? The best choice among the hands-on genre also depends on the web services platform you're going to use (some books use Axis for examples, some use JWSDP, and some might use WebLogic/WebSphere/GLUE/Systinet/whatever).
And what is the status of the spec ? ie how stable is it.

Which spec? Seriously though, I think the SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI specifications have stabile enough to start building products on top of them for a long time already. They are changing, no doubt about it, but the basics tend to be pretty much frozen.


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HS Thomas
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Thanks Lasse.
The best choice among the hands-on genre also depends on the web services platform you're going to use (some books use Axis for examples, some use JWSDP, and some might use WebLogic/WebSphere/GLUE/Systinet/whatever).

Could you recommend any for the latter set ?
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The latter meaning commercial web services platforms? I'm afraid I don't know any of those. I do know that there are some books about BEA WebLogic Workshop (something like "Create web services with WebLogic Workshop") and IBM has a couple of books for WebSphere. Unfortunately I haven't read any of them. However, I would stay away from the BEA WebLogic Workshop books because they probably teach you to use the IDE, not to teach you to develop web services for WebLogic by hand.
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Oh, the basic "WebLogic Platform 7.0" type of books might suffice with some other book teaching you web services in general because they tend to contain at least one full chapter with "web services" in the title...
Matthew Phillips
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I recently purchased Java Web Services in a Nutshell. I've only read about 40 pages, but so far I like the approach. It uses JWSDP, but it seems like it will be easy to apply the lessons elsewhere. I'll post a little more information after I've read more of the book.


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HS Thomas
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Thanks Lasse and Mathew.
The "...in a Nutshell" books are usually quite a good introduction.
Thanks for the reminder.
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