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Google, Amazon, and Beyond: Creating and Consuming Web Services

Authors: Nakhimovsky, Alexander, Myers, Tom

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What Is This Book About? This is a book about Web Services. Web Services are still more like a movement than a mature technology. The movement is motivated by a vision of a semi-auto­ mated Web that can support long chains of interactions between autonomous agents. There are three important components to that vision. One is interoperabil­ ity: a service can have clients (agents) from any platform, in any language. Another is autonomy: an agent can discover the services it needs from their published descriptions that include both what the service can do and how it does it (the interfaces of available actions). The third is (semi) automatic code creation: one description can be used by a development framework to automate the creation of code for clients and by the services themselves. As of today, interoperability is close to full realization, with only occasional glitches; autonomy is a distant vision; but it still has problems. Interoperability has been achieved code creation is useful in part by using an XML-based high-level protocol (SOAP) for message exchanges between clients and services. As long as the client can produce messages in the right format, it doesn't matter what language they're written in or on what platform they run. The first three chapters of our book show how to write platform-independent Web Services clients in Javascript and Java running from within a browser (IE6 or Mozilla).

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Alexander Nakhimovsky received a master's degree in mathematics from Leningrad University in St. Petersburg�and a Ph.D. in linguistics from Cornell University, with a graduate minor in computer science. He has been teaching computer science at Colgate University since 1985. He is the author (jointly with Tom Myers) of several books and book chapters, including JavaScript Objects, Professional Java XML Programming, and Professional Java Server Programming, J2EE Edition, as well as books and articles on linguistics and artificial intelligence.

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"In contrast to a great many other books on web services, this book is structured firmly around what is out there and what works. … A number of extended examples are used in the book … . This extended example brings together many of the topics that are covered separately. … the book also provides much useful additional, but essential, material. … Overall then, this is a useful book … . the reader can very quickly get up to speed and start experimenting." (TechBook – Report – online, March, 2004)


Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Defining Web Services

    Nakhimovsky, Alexander (et al.)

    Pages 1-24

  • The Plumbing: DOM and SOAP

    Nakhimovsky, Alexander (et al.)

    Pages 25-65

  • More Services: Java Applet

    Nakhimovsky, Alexander (et al.)

    Pages 67-98

  • DBService and a Book Club

    Nakhimovsky, Alexander (et al.)

    Pages 99-130

  • Authentication and REST

    Nakhimovsky, Alexander (et al.)

    Pages 131-160

Buy this book

eBook $69.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4302-0818-1
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Softcover $99.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-59059-131-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Google, Amazon, and Beyond: Creating and Consuming Web Services
Authors
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Alexander Nakhimovsky and Tom Myers
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-0818-1
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-0818-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-59059-131-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 352
Number of Illustrations and Tables
54 b/w illustrations
Topics