Suhayl Masud

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Web services are the new "it" in the IT world, and vendors are rushing in to stake claims in this landscape, each with a different marketing spin on how they "do Web services." However, simply sending SOAP-based messages between machines is not really "doing Web services"; this is a limited view that obscures the bigger picture. This series of articles demonstrates what a real-world Web service is and how to build one using features of Web services with components and knowledge of RosettaNet, an industry leader in e-business process standards. Having defined the WSDL definitions and constructed an abstract process in BPEL4WS in the first two installments, I now focus on implementation. This article is all about implementation and construction ...bring your hard hat along. Using the Engine: BPWS4J This installment demonstrates the creation and execution of a simple ver... (more)

Building a Real-World Web Service - Part 2

No, Web services isn't just hype. This series of articles will show you that Web services are real and can provide great benefits to organizations today. The series demonstrates how to build a real-world Web service by combining the features of Web services with components and knowledge of RosettaNet, an industry leader in e-business process standards. I use WSDL (Web Service Description Language) and BPEL4WS (Business Process Execution Language for Web Services) to create Web services definitions for RosettaNet PIPs (Partner Interface Processes), and then use BPWS4J (Business P... (more)

Building a Real-World Web Service - Part 4

It's time for Web services to prove their worth. They've gained enough attention for people to stop and notice, to wait and expect, to speculate and argue...now it's time to show people what the fuss is all about. If the show fails to impress, Web services will slowly fizzle out like their predecessors. To make Web services succeed, the Web services community needs to choose winners from the competing Web services standards, vendors need to present a coherent message, and the community needs to keep stressing the true value of Web services: enabling e-business dialogue between bus... (more)

Building a Real-World Web Service - Part 1

The answer is yes; Web services can be used to conduct real business, and this series of articles will show you how. In this installment, the first in a three-part series, I'll show you how to conduct an e-business dialogue, explain RosettaNet specifications, and create a Web service definition based on RosettaNet messages. Your organization can benefit from this real-world Web service, read on to discover how. Are We There Yet? Are widespread Web services a distant dream? While some analysts claim that lack of security and maturity are the reasons that real use of Web services ... (more)