Chapter 6. Designing Web Services

In this chapter, we look into the details of designing web services. Validate Config is an example of a real-world web service that we talked about in the HP case study in Chapter 4, “Benefiting from an SOA and Web Services.” Throughout this chapter, we use a step-by-step approach to design this web service. We look at how to design a WSDL using XMLSPY. You will learn how to specify both the abstract and the concrete definitions of a WSDL, and you will learn how to validate the completed WSDL.

Next, using this WSDL, we show how you create the web service JWS files using WebLogic Workshop and test it. You will also learn how to test a web service using different clients: Java, Apache, and .NET. Finally, we talk ...

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