A service oriented architecture meets the demands of businesses to supply solutions to their vast array or partners, customers, and employees - by allowing them to easily unlock all of their corporate assets including legacy mainframe, multi-user Unix, JMS, JDBC, data and information sources.

Web services technologies apply a service oriented computing architecture, which fulfills the promise of the Internet by building to the unknown future. An effective Web service requires awareness of many new, as well as some existing technologies. This presentation will cover the core technologies in detail, including SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI - and how to leverage industry standards such as J2EE and XML. In addition you will learn the fundamental skills needed to produce, deploy, and consume a web service. Topics include how to build a web service, deploy it into a standard J2EE application server such as SilverStream Application Server, WebSphere, or WebLogic, expose it via SOAP, describe it via WSDL, register it via UDDI and finally discover a web service and invoke it using a SOAP client.