This document is a resource for software developers who program advanced features for WebLogic Web Services. It also contains information that is useful for business analysts and system architects who are evaluating WebLogic Server or considering the use of WebLogic Web Services for a particular application.
The topics in this document are relevant during the design and development phases of a software project. The document also includes topics that are useful in solving application problems that are discovered during test and pre-production phases of a project.
This document does not address production phase administration, monitoring, or performance tuning Web Service topics. For links to WebLogic Server® documentation and resources for these topics, see Related Documentation.
It is assumed that the reader is familiar with Java Platform, Enterprise Edition (Java EE) Version 5 and Web Services concepts, the Java programming language, and Web technologies. This document emphasizes the value-added features provided by WebLogic Web Services and key information about how to use WebLogic Server features and facilities to get a WebLogic Web Service application up and running.
WebLogic Web Services Documentation Set
This document is part of a larger WebLogic Web Services documentation set that covers a comprehensive list of Web Services topics. The full documentation set includes the following documents:
WebLogic Web Services: Getting Started—Describes the basic knowledge and tasks required to program a simple WebLogic Web Service. This is the first document you should read if you are new to WebLogic Web Services. The guide includes Web Service overview information, use cases and examples, iterative development procedures, typical JWS programming steps, data type information, and how to invoke a Web Service.
WebLogic Web Services: Security—Describes how to program and configure message-level (digital signatures and encryption), transport-level, and access control security for a Web Service.
WebLogic Web Services: Advanced Programming—Describes how to program more advanced features, such as Web Service reliable messaging, callbacks, conversational Web Services, use of JMS transport to invoke a Web Service, and SOAP message handlers.
WebLogic Web Services: Reference—Contains all WebLogic Web Service reference documenation about JWS annotations, Ant tasks, reliable messaging WS-Policy assertions, security WS-Policy assertions, and deployment descriptors.
Using Web Services Reliable Messaging, describes how to create a reliable Web Service, as specified by the WS-ReliableMessaging specification, and then how to create a client Web Services that invokes the reliable Web Service.
In addition to this document, BEA Systems provides a variety of code samples for Web Services developers. The examples and tutorials illustrate WebLogic Web Services in action, and provide practical instructions on how to perform key Web Service development tasks.
BEA recommends that you run some or all of the Web Service examples before programming your own application that use Web Services.