Keyword: Web Services


Analyse WSDL 06/12/13

Get a free report from your WSDL online. The report gives valuable information about the interoperability and the service design.

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.

REST Introduction 02/18/09

Read the translation of an introductory article about the REST architecture. The article uses a lot of examples and diagrams to illustrate the ideas behind RESTful Web Services.

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

Web Services with Groovy and JAX-WS 12/22/08

Due to the strong integration in Java, Java libraries and servers can easily integrated in Groovy scripts. This article describes how web services can be implemented with Groovy and JAX-WS.

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.

REST Client UI Screencast 08/21/08

This video shows how to send messages by using the HTTP methods GET, PUT,POST and DELETE with RESTGate. RESTGate is a graphical frontend for REST resources.

REST Web Sercvices Screencast 08/14/08

This screencast shows how to access a REST resource. The RESTful Web Service is realized with sqlREST. sqlREST is an open source gateway, providing relational databases in the form of REST resources.