Developing Enterprise Web Services


This was one of the first books to demonstrate how to build (WS-*) Web Services with enterprise-class reliability, and performance. This book takes a no-nonsense view of architecting and constructing enterprise-class Web services and applications. The authors assess the state of the art of the Web services platform circa 2004, offering best practices and new architectural patterns for taking advantage of Web Services.

While the architectural patterns in this book generally remain worthwhile today, the protocols and standards covered are now looking somewhat out of date, especially since there is a strong groundswell towards building RESTful systems on the Web rather than tunnelling through HTTP with XML payloads.