How to Use This Tutorial

The Java Web Services Tutorial is an adjunct to the J2EE 1.4 Tutorial, which you can download from the following location:

The Java Web Services Tutorial addresses the following technology areas, which are not covered in the J2EE 1.4 Tutorial:

All of the examples for this tutorial are installed with the Java WSDP 1.6 bundle and can be found in the subdirectories of the <JWSDP_HOME>/<technology>/samples directory, where JWSDP_HOME is the directory where you installed the Java WSDP 1.6 bundle.

The J2EE 1.4 Tutorial opens with three introductory chapters that you should read before proceeding to any specific technology area. Java WSDP users should look at Chapters 2 and 3, which cover XML basics and getting started with Web applications.

When you have digested the basics, you can delve into one or more of the following main XML technology areas:

After you have become familiar with some of the technology areas, you are ready to tackle a case study, which ties together several of the technologies discussed in the tutorial. The Coffee Break Application (Chapter 35) describes an application that uses the Web application and Web services APIs.

Finally, the following appendixes contain auxiliary information helpful to the Web Services application developer: