Web Services make up a connection technology. It is a way to connect services together into a service-oriented architecture. Primary elements of Web Services are:
Of course, there is more to Web Services. The articles listed below provide an overview.
In addition to the articles listed below, be sure to check out the other articles that appear on this site. They cover technologies that can be used in a service-oriented architecture.
- Web Services Definition
- Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Definition
- Web Services Explained
- Application Program Interfaces (APIs)
- Web Services Specifications
- Models and Metamodels
- Security and Authorization
- Federated Network Identity
- User Interface
- Business Centric Methodology (BCM)
- Business Process Execution Language (BPEL)
- Business Process Query Language (BPQL)
- Business Process Specification Schema (BPSS)
- Common Alerting Protocol (CAP)
- Business Transaction Protocol (BTP)
- Collaboration Protocol Profile/Agreement (CPP/A)
- Content Assembly Mechanism (CAM)
- RosettaNet Implementation Framework (RNIF)
- Partner Interface Process (PIP)
- Web Services Flow Language (WSFL)
- WS Choreography Description Language (CDL)
- Application Servers
- Object Programming Languages
- Prior Service-Oriented Architecture Specifications
- Individual Contributing Organizations
- Standards Organizations
- Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) Governance
- Article Suggestions
Related Online Briefings
- Online Briefing: Change Analysis of Systems Integration Techniques
- Online Briefing: Non-Technical Change Issues Related to SOA
Author: Douglas K Barry
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The Savvy Manager's Guide
Douglas K Barry is also the author of a book that explains Web Services, service-oriented architecture, and Cloud Computing in an easy-to-understand, non-technical manner.
Web Services, Service-Oriented Architectures, and Cloud Computing: The Savvy Manager's Guide (Second Edition)
by Douglas K Barry with David Dick
This is a guide for the savvy manager who wants to capitalize on the wave of change that is occurring with Web Services, service-oriented architecture, and—more recently—Cloud Computing. The changes wrought by these technologies will require both a basic grasp of the technologies and an effective way to deal with how these changes will affect the people who build and use the systems in our organizations. This book covers both issues. Managers at all levels of all organizations must be aware of both the changes that we are now seeing and ways to deal with issues created by those changes.