The Java(TM) Web Services Tutorial is a comprehensive, example-driven, "roll up your sleeves and dive in" guide to building Web services applications with Java(TM) technology. This edition provides a head start on using the Java Web Services Developer Pack (WSDP) from Sun Microsystems. This complete, ready-to-use package includes a variety of technologies and tools required to build and deploy comprehensive Web services applications today.
Web services offer powerful new ways for enterprises to effectively communicate with each other using diverse computing hardware. This paradigm takes the Java platform's "Write Once, Run Anywhere(TM)" capabilities to a new level by providing a completely portable data model. By supporting the latest standards for XML-based Web services, the Java APIs for XML make it easy to build Web services with minimal hand tweaking of data. This tutorial explains these APIs in detail and provides practical examples to reinforce your understanding of key concepts.