Around the Web
TECHNOLOGIES: Web Services | XML
Cool Web Service and XML links
Know the best sites to learn about these critical .NET technologies.
By Paul Litwin
A key technology duo in .NET is XML and Web Services. In this installment of Around the Web, I'll share with you some cool Web Service and XML links.
- http://www.learnxmlws.com: For some great articles on XML Web Services, you must stop by Yasser Shohoud's excellent XML site (Yasser wrote an article on UDDI, "Keep Web Service Calls Current," which appeared in the September issue of asp.netPRO; you can read it online at http://www.aspnetpro.com/features/2002/09/asp200209ys_f/asp200209ys_f.asp). At this site, you can read articles on WSDL, WS-Security, UDDI, and more. You also can download a bunch of samples and try out some interesting Web services.
- http://mobile.eraserver.net: Mike Amundsen (one of asp.netPRO's SharpShooter columnists and creator of eraserver.net) has put together a great set of Web services with sample clients that target mobile devices. Use the services from your phone, PDA, or regular old browser to look up a ZIP code, find a movie in your area, get a weather report or stock quote, perform a reverse telephone lookup, get driving directions, perform a Google search, or check out how close that tropical storm is. My favorite: the Starbucks locator. Do you know where your closest latte is? Check them all out and/or download the source code.
- http://www.xmlforasp.net: Another great site that specializes in XML and Web Services is run by another asp.netPRO columnist, Dan Wahlin. Check out his site, which is chock full of articles and sample links on XML and Web Services.
- http://www.perfectxml.com/default.asp: PerfectXML is another XML and Web Services site I like. This site is also filled with articles, samples, demos, and news.
- http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnservice/html/service09172002.asp: This is a nice article on SOAP faults written by Microsoft's Scott Seely.
- http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/dnbda/html/bdadotnetarch16.asp: Web Services isn't the only .NET technology for running code on a remote machine. It can be tough to figure out when it's smart to use Web Services and when it's a better idea to use .NET remoting. This article on the MSDN Web site will help you decide.
- http://www.microsoft.com/india/msdn/dotnet/art-netframework1.asp: If you'd like a good introduction on remoting, check out Bipin Joshi's MSDN article. Joshi also authored this remoting walkthrough posted to his own DotNetBips site: http://www.dotnetbips.com/displayarticle.aspx?id=130.
Paul Litwin is editor and technical director of asp.netPRO. E-mail him at [email protected].