Keyword: SOAP



SOAP Loadbalancing - Speed up your Web Services 02/17/10

Distributing the load among a cluster of servers can accelerate a slow running Web Service. Especially a Web Service that consumes a lot of CPU power and that serves a large number of concurrent clients. The open source SOAP intermediary Membrane SOA Monitor now comes with a loadbalancer for Web Services. The URL rewriting functionality of the monitor, that modifies endpoint addresses and schemaLocations in WSDL documents works together with the loadbalancer. The architecture of the balancer is based on some Spring beans and is therefore very flexible. For example, the dispatching strategy that selects an endpoint in the cluster can be exchanged by other implementations.
Web Services Loadbalancer

Reading WSDL Explained 08/26/09

WSDL Tree Diagram

The Web Service Description Language is used to describe Web Services ubiquitously. Tools reading WSDL documents make it easy to implement or invoke a service. Usually it is not neccessary for programmers to read WSDL in order to create or consume a service. On the other hand WSDL is an essential technology for SOA experts. They write guidelines and rules for WSDL and they have to do quality assureance for WSDL documents and generators. This online article explains how to read a WSDL document using the description of a free Web Service for banking codes. The WSDL is analyzed step by step and transformed into a diagram showing the structure of WSDL.

SOAP Monitor 02/02/09

To develop Web Services you have to look at the SOAP messages sometimes. A simple but convenient tool for monitoring SOAP messages is Membrane SOAP monitor. A release of the free tool is available for download now.

Monitoring SOAP messages using Membrane monitor

Registry for Public Web Services 10/27/08

Lookup public Web Services that can be used free of charge at our SOAP Service Registry. The services can be tested using the intergrated generic SOAP Client. It is also possible to register new SOAP services into the directory of services.