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Text book on Web services from Prentice Hall

From: Benedikt Kratz <B.Kratz@uvt.nl>
Date: Mon, 10 Sep 2007 09:43:06 +0200
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To: Benedikt Kratz <B.Kratz@uvt.nl>

"Web Services: Principles and Technology" by Michael P. Papazoglou
Pearson - Prentice Hall, July 2007, 782 pages.

Book Description
============

This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the concepts and issues
in web services, looking at how they are designed, and the key
technologies, and standards used.

The book offers a comprehensive examination of web services which gives
you all you will need to know to gain a solid foundation in this area.
This book will help you to understand:

* The nature of web services - what they actually are
* The underlying concepts, principles, and methodologies of web services
* The fundamental technologies that underpin the web services paradigm
* How web services are introduced into organizations, and how they are
designed, deployed and used
* The key standards necessary for the development of web services

Web Services: Principles and Technology is suitable for computer science
students and also for professionals who need an introduction to this
area. Key features to help reinforce your understanding include:

* Spiral approach to build on earlier knowledge as the topics become
more advanced
* Numerous examples throughout demonstrate the practical application of
the theory
* Self-test questions, hints and tips, and discussion topics feature
throughout

Course material
============

Power point slides that can be downloaded and used for lectures and
presentations.

Downloadable solutions to selected exercises and assignments.

>From the Foreword
=============

"If you think that Web services are too complex to understand: rest
easy, and read this unique book - it expertly weaves all relevant topics
together and explains in a lucid and comprehensive manner how it all
works... Once you start reading this book you will be hooked and it will
be difficult to stop reading it. This book is an unputdownable read. I
thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I highly recommend it."

- Frank Leymann Former IBM Distinguished Engineer and Past Member, IBM
Academy of Technology and Professor of Computer Science and Director,
Univ. of Stuttgart.

>From the Back Cover
===============

"This book is one of the most comprehensive treatments of web services I
have seen. It covers the full gamut of concepts, principles, supporting
technology and necessary infrastructure required to build a
service-oriented architecture using today's advanced standards. I highly
recommend this book."

- Dave Chappell: author Enterprise Service Bus

"This book, authored by one of the most respected experts in the web
services field, is an invaluable reference for both academics and
practitioners. Because of its rigor and completeness it is bound to
become the definitive guide to web services technologies."

- Francisco Curbera: manager, Component Systems, IBM T.J. Watson
Research Center

List of contents
===========

I. BASICS
1. Introduction to Web Services

II. ENABLING INFRASTRUCTURE
2. Distributed Computing Infrastructure
3. Brief Overview of XML

III. CORE FUNCTIONALITY & STANDARDS
4. SOAP: Simple Object Access Protocol
5. Describing Web Services
6. Registering and Discovering Web Services

IV. NOTIFICATION & SERVICE ORIENTED ARCHITECTURES
7. Reliable Messaging and Notification
8. Service-Oriented Architecture & the Enterprise Service Bus

V. PROCESES, WORKFLOWS & SERVICE TRANSACTIONS
9. Web Services and Workflows
10. Web Services Transactions

VI. SERVICE SECURITY & POLICIES
11. Web Services Security
12. Policies and Agreements

VII. SERVICE SEMANTICS & BUSINESS PROTOCOLS
13. Semantics and Web Services
14. Business Protocols

VIII. SERVICE DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
15. Web Services Development Lifecycle

IX. SERVICE MANAGEMENT
16. Web Services Management

X. EMERGING TRENDS
17. Recent Trends and Developments

More information can be found at:
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http://infolab.uvt.nl/~mikep/wspt.php

or by contacting the author: mikep@uvt.nl
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