Services are what you connect together using Web Services. A service is the endpoint of a connection. Also, a service has some type of underlying computer system that supports the connection offered. This section provides information on the specification of services.
Specifications for Web Services are described on this site and are listed below. You can also navigate among the specifications by using the menu tree at the bottom of each page.
- Web Services Description Language (WSDL)
- Web Services Dynamic Discovery (WS-Discovery)
- Web Services Endpoint Language (WSEL)
- Web Services Metadata Exchange (WS-MetaDataExchange)
- Web Services Policy Framework (WS-Policy)
More on the general topic: Web Services Specifications
- Models and Metamodels
- Security and Authorization
- Federated Network Identity
- User Interface
- Application Servers
- Object Programming Languages
Related Online Briefings
- Online Briefing: Change Analysis of Systems Integration Techniques
- Online Briefing: Non-Technical Change Issues Related to SOA
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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.