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Visual Basic.NET XML Web Services Developer's Guide
by Roger Jennings "A week seldom goes by without a deluge of press releases, online and print articles, and white papers covering the "Web services revolution..." (more)
SIPs: aspx page, xml data document, asmx file, outsourced item, callback event handler (more)


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Deals with the design and coding of production-quality XML web services for deployment on intranets and the Internet. Written for seasoned Visual Basic 6.0 developers, the guide shows how to use the SOAP toolkit with Visual Basic 6.0 components, then migrate a component to Visual Basic .NET and ASP.NET web service projects. Later chapters consider the graphic elements of web pages design, and introduce XSD schemas for validating XML request and response documents.Copyright © 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Take XML Web services beyond today's common uses to the realm of production-grade, data-intensive enterprise application integration, and Web commerce projects. Use SOAP and WSDL standards and the .NET Framework to open your client applications and server components to XML Web services located anywhere on the Internet. Leverage Visual Basic.NET and ASP.NET to generate new Web services that deliver syndicated content, financial reports, and business partner interoperation. As you progress through Visual Basic .NET XML Web Services Developer's Guide, you’ll discover the easiest and fastest methods for creating and deploying enterprise-level XML Web services with Visual Basic .NET.

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Product Details
  • Paperback: 495 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Companies; 1st edition (May 15, 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 0072223693
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 7.4 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds.
  • Average Customer Review: based on 1 review.
  • Amazon.com Sales Rank: #509,675 in Books
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A week seldom goes by without a deluge of press releases, online and print articles, and white papers covering the "Web services revolution." Read the first page
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aspx page, xml data document, asmx file, outsourced item, callback event handler, crosstab reports, test harness, distributor databases, xsd file, disco file, query result set, template queries, consuming client, complex datatypes, http operation, soap envelope, new virtual directory, three distributors, header elements, binding name, soap body, client proxy, request document, soap binding, server controls
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful:

Comprehensive Web Services Guide, July 29, 2002
Reviewer:Kofi Nimoh (London United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
A pretty thorough book covering Web Services technologies in some detail, the title is a bit misleading (not in a bad way though), as the author covers both VB6.0 Web Services technology and VB.Net implementation of the same, (with good reason). This strategy should ease the transition for the typical VB6.0 developer to VB.NET Web services, and also facilitate better understanding of SOAP over HTTP.
This guy's writing style is pretty unique among Computer Manuals in general. He has really researched his stuff, and the book is peppered with several references to tools, articles, and online resources of which many can be put to very good use.
The one and only gripe I have is that there are no simple example applications in this reference. The author acknowledges this in the book, but explains that no B2B or B2C application is simple either, (primarily what XML Web Services are for).
I can see that this approach will appeal to some and not to others, but on the whole I have to admit that his web-service examples are more complete and real-worldy than the typical "weather samples" and "add two numbers" implementations which are promoted in many circles as "Web Service examples". The author is a regular columnist for many of the Fawcette group publications such as Visual Studio magazine and I'd advice any purchaser of this book to keep in touch with Roger's writing on XML Web Services in these magazines as there are regular updates on some of the information presented in this book, which Roger continues to write about.

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