Java APIs for XML: Kick Start

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Annotation A fast-paced concise developer's introduction to JAX, the new Java APIs for XML. Completely up to 20021105 including the latest APIs for messaging, registry updates and remote procedure calls. Discusses both how and why to use the JAX APIs in real-world applications, including Web services. Focused purely on JAX--many competing titles include parts of JAX only in larger Java titles. Because Java developers need tools to help incorporate XML data into their applications. Sun has created the "JAX Pack" - a collection of programming interfaces to ease XML development. The JAX APIs are fundamental for development of Web Service applications as well as other e-Commerce applications requiring the exchange and manipulation of data. JAX: Java APIs for XMLcovers the full JAX Pack. For many readers who want to use JAX to create Web Services, the first chapter includes an overview of Web Service fundamentals including SOAP, UDDI and WSDL, all of which will be built upon in later examples. The book covers the JAX APIs for data processing and binding, for messaging, for writing data to registries and for calling remote applications. Each API is covered from an architectural and implementation perspective, using real-world examples and case studies throughout to illustrate their usefulness. The authors demonstrate both Web Service and traditional JAX applications, giving developers a complete picture of the uses of the JAX Pack. The final chapter looks ahead to new developments and new APIs in progress at Sun. Aoyon Chowdhuryis a senior member of technical staff of Cadence, the world's leading electronic design automation software company. He has over 7 years of experience in systems analysis and design, programming, systems administration, and technical writing. Parag Chaudharyis a consultant on software architectures with Cadence. He has over 10 years of experience and expertise in Communications X.25/SNA/TCPIP networks, Databases (IBM Mainframes mini, UNIX (Solaris/HP/IBM), OOAD/UML, Banking Applications, Internet Technologies and Printed Circuit Board Design.

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Contents

Introduction
1
Components of Web Services
15
Java API for XML Processing
35
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Aoyon Chowdhury is a senior member of the technical staff at Cadence Design Systems, Inc. He has more than seven years of experience in systems analysis and design, programming, systems administration, and technical writing.

Parag Choudhary has been consulting on software architectures for over 10 years with international consulting firms and independently. He has experience in a variety of application domains, from banking and insurance applications to electronic design automation software. He has skills in networking software and databases across different platforms including Unix, IBM Mainframe, and AS/400. He has expertise in object-oriented distributed application architectures and Internet technologies. He currently works in R&D at Cadence Design Systems, Inc.

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