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Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Building Web Services with Java : Making Sense of XML, SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI (2nd Edition) (Developer's Library)
Publisher: Sams
Authors: Steve Graham, Doug Davis, Simeon Simeonov, Glen Daniels, Peter Brittenham, Yuichi Nakamura, Paul Fremantle, Dieter Koenig, Claudia Zentner
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Excellent: tells why web services matter & how to build them


"Web Services" promise to do for interconnected business applications what the traditional web has done for information browsing. Business relationships will be formed and applications interconnected dynamically and automatically: for example, your computer system may arrange automatically to ship packages using a carrier with which you have never done business. Web Services define the standards that will facilitate such communication. In the meantime, before that ambitious vision becomes a reality, the building blocks of Web Services are already being used to connect systems within individual organizations. If you want to know what Web Services can do today, and what's likely to be possible in the future, this book is an excellent place to start.
There are quite a few books that tell you how to use one aspect or another of Web Services technology, but this one tells you why as well as how. The authors are experts in the field, and they write well. The book opens with a comprehensive and thought provoking introduction to the business and technology changes that have motivated the tremendous surge of interest in Web Services. In later sections, both novice and expert programmers will find lots of useful detail on getting started, on putting together the piece parts (XML, SOAP, etc.), and on building realistic sample applications. I have worked on Web Services technologies for nearly three years, and I learned a great deal.
Whether your interest is in programming Web Services, in using technologies like XML or SOAP, or just in understanding why Web Services are generating so much excitement, I highly recommend this book.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: Core Servlets and JavaServer Pages, Vol. 1: Core Technologies, Second Edition
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Authors: Marty Hall, Larry Brown
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Core Servlets and JavaServer Pages by Marty Hall


If you're new to servers and have some Java background this is an excellent book. Unlike other servlet books, it doesn't have the annoying trait of focusing on Java Web Server. Early and maddening obstacles of, where to place which files in which directories are covered in first 2 excellent chapters, laying out the basics of Installation/Setup for Tomcat, JSWDK and JWS. The book takes you through some wide-ranging, related topics, only assuming prior low level knowledge to build you up to handle quite reasonably advanced examples, throwing in some one-liners that suddenly throw light on something you've been struggling with in other servlet/jsp texts. A major feature is the use of complete examples within chapters, well illustrated, so if you have to get up to speed quickly and dipping into specific chapters you can pick up and follow what's going on, unlike some texts which painfully using one/two large examples throughout. It's the best servlets/jsp text I've come across and I've bought several, it's practical and hands-on.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: The Best Damn Windows Server 2003 Book Period
Publisher: Syngress
Authors: Susan Snedaker
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Truly the Best Damn Windows Server 2003 Book Period


From the author: If you're involved in managing a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 network, you need this book. You don't have time to waste reading through arcane tidbits of interesting but useless information. You certainly don't have time to waste reading a book that's been morphed from other versions of Windows. You need something built from the ground up that addresses exactly what you need to know about Windows Server 2003. Period.
The Best Damn Windows Server 2003 Book Period is a comprehensive compilation of everything you need to know about Windows Server 2003. Each chapter stands on its own as a focused reference for specific server information and tasks. We included only the relevant, need-to-know information. Each chapter has screen shots and step-by-step instructions covering critical server tasks as well as pertinent background information. It won't teach you how to convert binary to decimal for IP addressing, but it will show you how to set up DHCP scopes and implement IPv6 on your network. It doesn't explain what a router does, it shows you how to configure routers for secure and efficient network traffic management. From disk and storage management to securing wireless access, this book gets right to the heart of the topics you need to effectively manage your Windows Server 2003 network.
Get this book, keep it handy and refer to it often. Sleep better at night knowing your network is in good hands - yours.



Product: Book - Paperback
Title: HTML for the World Wide Web with XHTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide, Fifth Edition
Publisher: Peachpit Press
Authors: Elizabeth Castro
Rating: 5/5
Customer opinion - 5 stars out of 5
Become an HTML expert in a hurry


The HTML Visual Quickstart Guide is, without question, the most efficient means of becoming an HTML expert. Explanations are clear, concise, and, most importantly, practical. Though it is certainly not as lengthy as other books on the market, The Visual Quickstart Quide very effectively covers all aspects of HTML 4. With the vast array of HTML books out there, there are many other good choices. However, this book is a clear standout, as it is not only very complete, but also manages to explain concepts without being overly wordy.