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Web Services


This course will describe the fundamental concepts behind the notion of Web services and present them as the natural evolution of conventional middleware, necessary to meet the challenges of the Web and of B2B application integration. The main objectives of Web services, the challenges that must be faced to achieve them, and the opportunities provided by this technology will be discussed. Established, as well as recently proposed, standards and techniques (e.g., XML, SOAP, WSDL, BPEL, REST, various WS-* specifications), are going to be examined in the context of this discussion in order to emphasize their scope, benefits, and shortcomings.


  Lecture Slides
1 Distributed Information Systems pdf
2 Middleware pdf
3 Web Technologies pdf
4 Web Services pdf
5 Basic Web Service Technologies pdf
6 Web 2.0 Services pdf
7 Web Service Security pdf


Further reading

  • Gustavo Alonso, Fabio Casati, Harumi Kuno, Vijay Machiraju: Web Services - Concepts, Architectures and Applications. Springer, 2004