WebLogic Web Services: Advanced Programming

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Introduction and Roadmap

This section describes the contents and organization of this guide—WebLogic Web Services: Advanced Programming.


Document Scope and Audience

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:


Guide to This Document

This document is organized as follows:


Related Documentation

This document contains information specific to advanced WebLogic Web Services topics. See WebLogic Web Services Documentation Set for a description of the related Web Services documentation.

For comprehensive guidelines for developing, deploying, and monitoring WebLogic Server applications, see the following documents:


Samples for the Web Services Developer

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.

For a full description and location of the available code samples, see Samples for the Web Services Developer in the WebLogic Web Services: Getting Started document.


Release-Specific WebLogic Web Services Information

For release-specific information, see these sections in WebLogic Server Release Notes:


Summary of WebLogic Web Services Features

For a full list of WebLogic Web Services features, including advanced features, see Summary of WebLogic Web Services Features in the WebLogic Web Services: Getting Started document.

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