SOAP : Cross Platform Web Service Development Using XML

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This book is an introduction to SOAP and related technologies. It provides the reader with a sample server that will show how to create SOAP server so that all available platforms are covered. This book also provides coverage of how XML, Distributed Computing, C++, Perl, Python, Visual Basic and Java each relate to SOAP.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 416 pages
  • 175.26 x 233.68 x 33.02mm | 816.46g
  • Prentice Hall
  • Upper Saddle River, United States
  • English
  • 0130907634
  • 9780130907639

Table of contents



1. How We Got to SOAP.

The Abacus. Early Calculators. Programmable Machines. Electronic Computers. Distributed Computing. Summary. Bibliography.

2. XML Overview.

Uniform Resource Indentifiers. XML Basics. XML Schemas. XML Namespaces. XML Attributes. Summary.

3. The Soap Specification.

Things to Know. Rules for Encoding Types in XML. The SOAP Message Exchange Model. Structure of a SOAP Message. Using SOAP in HTTP. Using SOAP for RPC. Summary.

4. Building a Basic SOAP Client and Server.

SOAP Library Design. In Search of One Good Socket Library. SimpleSOAP Library. SOAPNetwork Library. A Simple SOAP Server. A Simple SOAP Client. Summary. Fun Things to Try.


5. Web Services Description Language.

WSDL Overview. Defining a Web Service. SOAP Binding. HTTP GET and POST Binding. MIME Binding. Summary.

6. Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration.

UDDI Basics. Where Does UDDI Fit In? UDDI Information Types. The Programmer's API. Summary.

7. Available SOAP Implementations.

Apache. IdooXoap. Iona. Microsoft. pocketSOAP. RogueWave. SOAP::Lite. White Mesa. Zope. Summary.


8. Auction System and Requirements.

Background. Executive Summary. Bidder Enrollment and Management. Item Enrollment and Management. The Bidding System. Reporting. Summary.

9. Auction System Design.

Bidder Enrollment and Management. Item Enrollment and Management. The Bidding System. Summary.

10. Bidder Enrollment.

The Java Environment. Setting Up the Java Enviroment. Securing Access to the Web Service. The VB Environment. Summary.

11. Category and Item Management.

General Implementation Rules. Category Management. Item Management. Summary.

12. The Bidding System.

Bidding Pages. Bidding Web Service. Summary.

13. Case Study Summary.

Client Management. Category Management. Item Management. Auction. Summary.

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About Scott Seely

SCOTT SEELY has written extensively on Windows and UNIX/Linux programming, as well as on C, C++, and Visual C++, and he has recently joined Microsoft. He is author of Windows Shell Programming (Prentice Hall PTR).
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