The ABC of B2B

The early promise of web services was around the ability of web services to enable business to business (B2B) integration. As web service standards have matured, it has become apparent that there are really two classes of B2B integration. The first is where the consumers of web services are not known to the service provider (for example a financial services provider making stock quotes available via web services). In this case, the emphasis is on making web services simple to consume, and recent developments have seen a move away from heavyweight web standards towards RESTful web services. The second class is the more traditional B2B scenario of a small set of known consumers of the web services. For these services, the RESTful approach will generally not be sufficient to ensure the quality of service needed, especially where the web services related to some contractual agreement between enterprises. These web services do generally need to apply the full weight of web services standards. This talk will discuss some of the typical scenarios relating to these heavyweight web services, and will try to untangle some of the alphabet soup around the WS-* specifications relating to B2B integration.

Speaker

Colin Sharples is a Solutions Architect with Datacom Systems Ltd, specialising in Java web applications and web services. He has been working with Java since 1997, and often thinks fondly of the days when there was only one edition of Java, and Swing was distributed as a standalone jar file.

When

Wednesday, April 21: 5:00 for 5:15 - 6:30pm

Where

This meeting is hosted by:
Datacom Systems & Integration
Level 9
South Tower
68-86 Jervois Quay
Wellington

The Java User Group thanks our host!

Date:
Wednesday, 21st.
April, 2010

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

Venue:
Datacom Systems & Integration
Level 9
South Tower
68-86 Jervois Quay
Wellington