Topic: Best practices for interoperable web services

One of the key features of web service technology is the ability to integrate heterogeneous platforms and systems. However, it doesn't seem to be that simple to achieve the promised interoperability in practice.

Very frequently developers get stuck with interoperability issues of their web service application. In many cases, the reason for these problems can be found in the development approach they used.

In this talk, we'll have a look at the "Contract First" approach and how it leads developers to truly interoperable web service applications, sailing around many hidden traps. You will learn how this approach can be used when using Java to develop your applications and which tools can be helpful along the way.

Thilo will also present a selection of best practices for web service development, which he collected over the past years working with this technology.

Speaker: Thilo Frotscher

Thilo Frotscher is a software architect who's speciality is Enterprise Java, Web services and XML. Thilo started using Java shortly after its first release more than 10 years ago, and has over five years of experience with web service technology.

Working as a freelancer, Thilo spends most of the year contributing to the projects of his clients, as an architect, senior developer and consultant. He also delivers training, teaching both Java technology and Web Service technology.

Thilo is a frequent speaker at international technical conferences, and has written numerous articles for software development magazines. He is one of four authors of the German book "Java Web Services with Apache Axis".

Event Sponsors:

The meeting is being hosting by Equinox.

The Wellington Java User Group thanks our hosts!

Unexpected Bonus

To publicise the new O'Reilly PDF guides we have a copy of "Spring: A Developer's Notebook" to give away to one lucky attendee.

Spring: A Developer's Notebook

Date:
Wednesday, 19th. July, 2006

Time:
5.00pm for 5:15-6:30pm

Venue:
Equinox
Level 5,
Equinox House,
111 The Terrace

Afterword:
In our ongoing tradition, after this talk we intend to repair to a pub for some light R&R. All who would like to discuss points raised during the talk in a more congenial atmosphere are welcome!

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