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Goran Markovic
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Hi.
Could you recommend to me some good book for web service beginner, which is not of out date, and has step by step introduction in examples and settings?
I started by Java Web Services, of O'Reilly book, but its published 2002 year. There is nothing about setting and configuring SOAP server, and it point at some legacy of soap server. I tried few examples but three isn't explained how to perform such. I have also try to study Java and SOAP book, also from OReilly, but the same obstacles occurs.
Does any one can direct me to some good book or two, I can nicely learning from?
I appreciate help!
Chintan Rajyaguru
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http://www.amazon.com/SOA-Using-Java-Web-Services/dp/0130449687


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Goran Markovic
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Thanks Chintan.
You think that I would find inside it, gradually explanation and introduction into java web services? Well I hope so, and I will try to reach that book.
Ulf Dittmer
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The mentioned book is good if you already know SOAP, WSDL etc., and want to learn the current Java APIs to use those. It's not an introduction to web services as such. See my review at http://www.javaranch.com/bunkhouse/bookSearch.jsp?isbn=0130449687


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Goran Markovic
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Hi Ulf. I have no experience yet, with the web service development. I tried to read mentioned books, and I learned about SOAP messages. I also have a solid knowledge of XML, but just as I said, no experience in web service. It's quite 'foreign land' for me, so I need quite good explained and introduced very first reading material.
Do you recommend the book, which you are reviewer "SOA Using Java™ Web Services"?
I have already start to read syllabus and introduction chapter.
thanks
Ivan Krizsan
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Hello!
Take a look at "Java Web Services Up and Running", a fairly recent book (2009) on Java web services:
http://oreilly.com/catalog/9780596521127/
It claims to be an introduction to web services, so it should suite someone with little, or no, experience.
Best wishes!
Goran Markovic
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thanks Ivan, I have an insight in that book. But first I decide to crawl SOAP, WSDL, JWS and UDDI specifications. I believe it's the best start point, and than to start either "Java web services up and running", or "SOA using web services".
thanks again!
Ivan Krizsan
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Hi!
Perhaps you are more hardcore than me, but I really recommend reading a book, for instance the one I recommended, before starting to read the specification documents. When I started learning about web services, I had a look at some specification documents, but because I lacked experience, I did not understand much. I then read some book and did a lot of practical exercises, like tutorials etc, before once again going for the specifications. With the little experience I had gained, the documents that before seemed unintelligible suddenly started to make more sense.
Anyway, now you know what book you can turn to, so the choice is up to you, I just wanted to share my experience.
Best wishes!
 
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