Learn about the variety of specifications for Web services. These specifications are in varying degrees of maturity and are maintained or supported by various standards bodies and entities. Web service specifications are occasionally referred to collectively as "WS-*", though there is not a single managed set of specifications. Find out about the collective WS* specifications in this topic section.
OCPJP and OCAJP: New Java 7 certification requirements
21 Dec 2011
News - In order to obtain the certified architect position from Oracle, attending and passing a training course is now required. But what about the Java Professional and Java Associate designations, OCPJP and OCAJP for Java 7?
01 Jul 2006
Article - An XML Object model should be memory efficient and fast in processing XML. These two goals are very difficult to satisfy with the technologies that exist so far. However, with the introduction of StAX (Streaming API for XML), these goals are no longer...
XDoclet In Action
01 Apr 2004
Article - There are some books that you really look forward to. The reason that I was looking forward to XDoclet in Action was because the topic really needed a good book. It needed a book that covered the myriad of areas that you want to know about when working...
Part 4 - Web Services and J2EE
01 Feb 2002
Article - Welcome to the fourth installment in our series of articles explaining how to use and consume Web services. In previous articles we've learned how to develop, deploy, and use simple Web services. We also looked at some advanced Web services concepts...
Part 2 - A Detailed Look at SOAP
01 Jan 2002
Article - In Part One of the hands-on Web services tutorial we introduced the basic concepts behind web services, including SOAP and WSDL. We showed how to develop a simple Web Service in under 30 minutes, and in the process explained SOAP messaging, how to...
When is SOAP a good idea in a project
01 Jan 2000
Article - SOAP is basically an XML marshalling mechanism for RPC calls. It doesn't specify a transport although it is most commonly used with HTTP. It could also be used to encode an RPC call over a simple TCP/IP socket or a JMS message.When is SOAP a good idea in...