This book is sharply focused. It concentrates on only those Web services standards that are sanctioned by the Web Services Interoperability Organization's Basic Profile 1.0, because these are the only standards that have been proven in production and are explicitly required by the J2EE Web Services platform. This book also covers only those J2EE APIs and components that are specific to Web services. The truth is, the primary Web service standards (XML, SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI), as well as the J2EE Web Services APIs (JAX-RPC, SAAJ, JAXR, and JAXP), are pretty complicated, and you are going to need to spend time studying this book in order to master them. That said, I think you will find this book to be a pretty easy read and an excellent desk-side ...

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