Building Web Applications with ADO.NET and XML Web Services

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Learn how to build a data-intensive Web application with XML Web services and ADO.NET!

Richard Hundhausen, Steven Borg, Cole Francis, and Kenneth Wilcox have combined their years of expertise in this invaluable resource to teach you how a typical wired business can leverage Web services in B2B commerce. Using a case study, the authors walk you step by step through how to take advantage of new technologies in .NET, such as ADO, ASP, and SOAP, to create XML Web services. They start with a discussion of a Web services provider case study, including the analysis, design, construction, registration, and deployment of the Web service. You'll then learn about the conceptual design of a system and receive an introduction to Object Role Modeling (ORM). Packed with useful information, the chapters also dive into topics such as:

  • Database design, covering the implementation of the physical design in Microsoft SQL Server 2000
  • Syntax and attributes used to code a Web service, including proper testing techniques
  • The benefits of using the Universal Description Discovery and Integration (UDDI) framework
  • Security-both the traditional mechanisms provided by IIS and new ones provided by ASP.NET
  • Web service performance testing and tuning

The companion Web site includes the complete case study application and code used in the book.

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About the author (2002)

RICHARD HUNDHAUSEN is an independent trainer and consultant, MCSD, MCDBA, and MCT. Richard has been architecting and building database applications on various platforms for more than fifteen years, and he has been teaching SQL Server and Visual Studio since 1997.

STEVEN BORG is an independent author, trainer, and consultant. He was one of the first .NET adopters, and now trains and consults exclusively in .NET and XML development. In addition to a professional software development background, he has experience in applied mathematics, operations research, business process reengineering, and sales.

COLE FRANCIS is a senior consultant for G.A. Sullivan in Kansas City, Missouri. He plays many roles as a consultant, including business analyst, software developer, and quality assurance manager. Francis is a Microsoft MCP, and has recently taken part in a Microsoft case study.

KENNETH WILCOX is a Software Developer for Case Management Systems in Boise, Idaho, with more than fifteen years of experience. He has developed commercial applications for the health care, auto body, and surface preparation equipment industries as well as the justice system on AS/400, Windows, Linux, Palm, and .NET.

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