The Insider's Guide to Building Breakthrough Services with Today's New Web Services PlatformUsing today's new Web services platform, you can build services that are secure, reliable, efficient at handling transactions, and well suited to your evolving service-oriented architecture. What's more, you can do all that without compromising the simplicity or interoperability that made Web services so attractive. Now, for the first time, the experts who helped define and architect this platform show you exactly how to make the most of it.Unlike other books, Web Services Platform Architecture covers the entire platform. The authors illuminate every specification that's ready for practical use, covering messaging, metadata, security, discovery, quality of service, business-process modeling, and more. Drawing on realistic examples and case studies, they present a powerfully coherent view of how all these specifications fit togetherand how to combine them to solve real-world problems. Service orientation: Clarifying the business and technical value propositions Web services messaging framework: Using SOAP and WS-Addressing to deliver Web services messages WSDL: Documenting messages and supporting diverse message interactions WS-Policy: Building services that specify their requirements and capabilities, and how to interface with them UDDI: Aggregating metadata and making it easily available WS-MetadataExchange: Bootstrapping efficient, customized communication between Web services WS-Reliable Messaging: Ensuring message delivery across unreliable networks Transactions: Defining reliable interactions with WS-Coordination, WS-AtomicTransaction, and WS-BusinessActivity Security: Understanding the roles of WS-Security, WS-Trust, WS-SecureConversation, and WS-Federation BPEL: Modeling and executing business processes as service compositionsWeb Services Platform Architecture gives you an insider's view of the platform that will change the way you deliver applications. Whether you're an architect, developer, technical manager, or consultant, you'll find it indispensable.Sanjiva Weerawarana, research staff member for the component systems group at IBM Research, helps define and coordinate IBM's Web services technical strategy and activities. A member of the Apache Software Foundation, he contributed to many specifications including the SOAP 1.1 and WSDL 1.1 specifications and built their first implementations. Francisco Curbera, IBM research staff member and component systems group manager, coauthored BPEL4WS, WS-Addressing, and other specifications. He represents IBM on the BPEL and Web Services Addressing working groups. Frank Leymann directs the Institute of Architecture of Application Systems at the University of Stuttgart. As an IBM distinguished engineer, he helped architect IBM's middleware stack and define IBM's On Demand Computing strategy. IBM Fellow Tony Storey has helped lead the development of many of IBM's middleware, Web services, and grid computing products. IBM Fellow Donald F. Ferguson is chief architect and technical lead for IBM Software Group, and chairs IBM's SWG Architecture Board.