Web services

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How do I?...



Develop and assemble applications that use Web services

  Implement Web services applications
  Plan your use of Web services
  Develop Web services applications
  Configure Web services deployment descriptors
  Assemble Web services applications


Deploy and administer applications

Deploy Web services, using the administrative console
  Configure Web service client bindings
  Publish WSDL files
  Administer applications (same as any application)
Administer applications (IBM Education Assistant)


Develop Web services clients

  Develop Web services clients
  Develop client bindings from a WSDL file
  Assemble a Web services-enabled client WAR file into an EAR file
  Configure a client deployment descriptor
  Configure the ibm-webservicesclient-bnd.xmi deployment descriptor
  Test Web services-enabled clients


Secure Web services

  Secure Web services
  Secure using XML encryption
  Secure using basicauth authentication
  Secure using identity assertion authentication
  Secure using signature authentication
  Secure using a pluggable token


Invoke Web services using Web Services Invocation Framework (WSIF)

  Enable Web services with WSIF
  Invoke Web services with WSIF
  Administer WSIF


Use the Universal Description, Discovery and Integration (UDDI)

  Access and administer an IBM WebSphere UDDI registry
View WS-Security bindings, using the administrative console


Tune and troubleshoot Web services

  Tune Web services applications
  Troubleshoot Web services
  Troubleshoot Web services command-line tools
  Troubleshoot Web services compiled bindings
  Troubleshoot the run time for a Web services client
  Troubleshoot serialization and deserialization in Web services
  Troubleshooting authentication and authorization for Web services security
  Troubleshoot authentication and authorization for Web services security
  Troubleshoot UDDI


Conceptual overviews

Documentation Introduction: Web services
Presentations IBM Education Assistant offers:


See also the IBM Redbook WebSphere V5.1 Application Developer 5.1.1 Web Services Handbook



IBM Education Assistant offers:

developerWorks offers:

  • Tutorial 4 - Web services

    The objective of this tutorial is to provide you with an understanding of the new standard JAX-RPC programming model to develop SOAP based Web service clients and endpoints. The endpoint is described by using WSDL. The zip file comes with all sample code required to run this tutorial.



The Samples Gallery offers:

  • WebSphere Bank

    Using the WebSphere Bank online bank, customers can open accounts, get account balances, and transfer funds between accounts. The WebSphere Bank application uses Web services, Java Message Service (JMS) API, container-managed persistence (CMP), container-managed relationships (CMR), stateless session beans, Message-Driven Beans (MDB), JSP pages, and servlets.

  • Greenhouse by WebSphere

    Using the Greenhouse by WebSphere online supplier, customers can open accounts, select items and amounts to order, and check their order status. The Greenhouse by WebSphere application uses Web services, the Java message service (JMS) API, scheduler, asynchronous beans, container-managed persistence (CMP), container-managed relationships (CMR), stateless session beans, message-driven beans (MDB), Java server pages (JSP)s, and the struts framework.

  • Adventure Builder

    The Adventure Builder customer Web site resides on the Web tier and is designed using a Web application architecture. This Web site communicates to the order processing backend module using Web services interactions. Adventure Builder, a basic Web site travel application built on the J2EE 1.4 platform, is a simple shopping application.

    The customer can browse and select from a catalog of products, in this case vacation packages, assemble or build an entire vacation from different components, principally lodging and activities. The parts of a particular vacation package are determined by user responses given on a sequence of forms. You can maintain vacation package options in a virtual shopping cart, perform sign on and sign off procedures, create user accounts, and purchase a trip package, sending a purchase order to the order fulfillment system. The Adventure Builder application uses several J2EE 1.4 technologies.

  • Development Strategies - Address Book

    The Address Book sample illustrates accessing multiple Web Services in one application.

  • Migration - Stock Quote

    The Stock Quote sample illustrates migration of a stock quote client from SOAP to Java API for XML-based RPC (JAX-RPC). WebSphere supports Web Services for J2EE (JSR 109) which builds on a client-programming model on JAX-RPC.




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