The first practical, hands-on guide to building Web services! Web services are the next breakthrough in distributed computingenabling any organization to make its digital assets available worldwide with unprecedented ease and convenience. Now, one of the field's leading experts has written the definitive guide to delivering standards-based Web services. Graham Glass presents insights and hands-on examples encompassing every core Web services technologyand offers state-of-the-art guidance for ensuring interoperability amongst leading platforms. Coverage includes: The key advantages of Web services: interoperability, ubiquity, industry support, and low barriers to entry How SOAP is used for web services communications Using Web Services Description Language (WSDL), the new XML grammar for describing Web services UDDI concepts, API, inquiry, and publishing, plus techniques for creating fluid, dynamically-assembled systems Building Web services using the J2EE and .NET platforms Integrating J2EE and .NET Web services: a complete mini-project The future of Web services: P2P, emerging standards, and more CD-ROM INCLUDEDThe CD-ROM contains GLUE Standard Edition, an intuitive, easy-to-use, 100% Java Web services platform based entirely on open standards. GLUE's rich set of features includes an embedded web server, servlet engine, SOAP processor, XML parser, graphical console, dynamic WSDL generator, dynamic Java/XML mapping, UDDI client and XML persistent storage system. GLUE ships as a single 450K JAR file that can be embedded into almost any applicationand, best of all, GLUE Standard Edition is FREE for most commercial uses!Glass, Graham is the author of 'Web Services-w/cd' with ISBN 9780130662569 and ISBN 0130662569.