web service concepts

Hi,

I often confuse with web service concepts relating to below topics

1.web service jax-ws approach
2. web service jax-rps approach
3.web service rest approach
4. implementing security in web service, SSL, https etc in different servers like tomcat, websphere, jboss
5. Why and how to use SOAPUI?
6. Any alternate tools for SOAPUI
7. What is payload talkied commonly in web service world

Which approach is good. what are the advantages, disadvantages of each approach.

what are the best, simple URLs on the net to browse daily to reinforce these concepts quickly with working examples.
 What are the best books for this.

Please advise.

Any links resources ideas highly appreciated. Thanks in advance
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Gary PattersonVP Technology / Senior Consultant Commented:
Big topic.  Suggest you do little basic research on each of these topics  yourself (you can Google as well as I can, I bet), and then post specific questions.

jax-ws = Java API for XML Web Services = SOAP
jax-rpc = Java API for RESTful Web Services = REST

Coding tutorials:

http://docs.oracle.com/javaee/5/tutorial/doc/bnayl.html
http://docs.oracle.com/javaee/6/tutorial/doc/giepu.html

Differences:

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/webservices/library/ws-tip-jaxwsrpc/index.html
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/webservices/library/ws-tip-jaxwsrpc2/index.html
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/webservices/library/ws-tip-jaxwsrpc3/index.html
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/webservices/library/ws-tip-jaxwsrpc4/index.html
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/webservices/library/ws-tip-jaxwsrpc5/index.html

Security:

This is a really big topic, and you list a lot of different platforms.  Do a little basic research on your own and narrow it down.  Google "jax-ws security", "jax-rpc security", etc.

SoapUI is a testing tool for web services.  Spend ten minutes on the web site, and it ought to be pretty clear to you what it is for and what it does:

http://www.soapui.org/About-SoapUI/what-is-soapui.html

Alternatives to SoapUI?  Why?  Google "alterntatives to Soapui".

"Payload" usually just means the message data (XML, JSON, or other data interchange format or structure) - the contents of a message - sent back and forth between a client and server, as opposed to the entire message including messaging protocol information:

http://searchsoa.techtarget.com/answer/What-is-a-payload-in-SOAP

- Gary Patterson
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