Web Services

Concepts, Architectures and Applications

  • Gustavo Alonso
  • Fabio Casati
  • Harumi Kuno
  • Vijay Machiraju

Part of the Data-Centric Systems and Applications book series (DCSA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Conventional Middleware

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Gustavo Alonso, Fabio Casati, Harumi Kuno, Vijay Machiraju
      Pages 3-27
    3. Gustavo Alonso, Fabio Casati, Harumi Kuno, Vijay Machiraju
      Pages 29-66
    4. Gustavo Alonso, Fabio Casati, Harumi Kuno, Vijay Machiraju
      Pages 67-92
    5. Gustavo Alonso, Fabio Casati, Harumi Kuno, Vijay Machiraju
      Pages 93-119
  3. Web Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 121-121
    2. Gustavo Alonso, Fabio Casati, Harumi Kuno, Vijay Machiraju
      Pages 123-149
    3. Gustavo Alonso, Fabio Casati, Harumi Kuno, Vijay Machiraju
      Pages 151-196
    4. Gustavo Alonso, Fabio Casati, Harumi Kuno, Vijay Machiraju
      Pages 197-244
    5. Gustavo Alonso, Fabio Casati, Harumi Kuno, Vijay Machiraju
      Pages 245-294
    6. Gustavo Alonso, Fabio Casati, Harumi Kuno, Vijay Machiraju
      Pages 295-320
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 321-354

About this book

Introduction

Like many other incipient technologies, Web services are still surrounded by a tremendous level of noise. This noise results from the combination of wishful thinking on the part of research and industry and a lack of clear understanding of how Web services came to be. These factors make it extremely difficult to get a coherent picture of what Web services are, what they contribute, and where they will be applied.

Based on their academic and industrial experience in middleware and enterprise application integration, Alonso and his co-authors clarify the fundamental concepts behind Web services and present them as the natural evolution of conventional middleware necessary to meet the challenges of the Web and of B2B application integration. From this perspective, it becomes clear why Web services are needed and how this technology addresses such needs.

Rather than providing a reference guide or a manual on how to write a Web service, the authors discuss challenges and solutions that will remain relevant regardless of how emerging standards and technologies evolve. Thus, this book is ideally suited for both professionals involved in application integration projects and researchers and students interested in understanding and contributing to the evolution of application integration technologies.

Keywords

B2B BPEL Enterprise Application Integration Middleware Outlook RosettaNet SOAP Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) Service-Oriented Architecture UDDI WSCI WSDL Web Services architectures information system

Authors and affiliations

  • Gustavo Alonso
    • 1
  • Fabio Casati
    • 2
  • Harumi Kuno
    • 2
  • Vijay Machiraju
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Computer ScienceETH ZentrumZürichSwitzerland
  2. 2.Hewlett-PackardPalo AltoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-10876-5
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07888-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-10876-5
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