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1 Web Services Development in WebSphere v5 by Tapas Banerjee CEO, Web Age Solutions Inc.

2 What are Web Services? Applications that can be published, located and invoked programmatically over the Web. XML-based (XML-in, XML-out). Self-contained functions that can be used individually to provide services. Good applications: – Business Information. – Business Integration – Business Process Externalization.

3 Service Oriented Architecture A service-oriented architecture is created by services communicating with each other The SOA architecture allows – Different systems and programming languages to talk to each other – Describes the service interface clearly – Allows search for needed services Its made up of - service provider, service broker and service requestor Web Services implement this architecture

4 Web Services Supporting Architecture Standards Web Services rely on: – XML (eXtensible Markup Language). – UDDI (Universal Description Discovery and Integration). Publish and discover. – SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol). Query UDDI, binding and use of services. – WSDL (Web Services Description Language). Describe the interfaces of Web Services.

5 The Functions and Information Flow Web ServiceClient 4. Request/Response via SOAP 1. Publish3. Discover Service ProviderService Consumer 2. Assign a unique ID and populate the registry Service Broker UDDI Registry

6 Web Services Programming Model RPC-based: Service-specific. Synchronous model. Similar to RMI and DCOM. Message-based: Document-driven. Asynchronous model.

7 Web Services Programming APIs APIs for RPC-based Web Services: Suns JAX-RPC (Java API for XML-RPC) in WSDP. Apaches SOAP-RPC (Apache SOAP 2.3 ships with WAS5) APIs for Message-based Web Services: Suns JAXM (Java API for XML Messaging) in WSDP. Apaches SOAP-Message. APIs for publishing and discovering Web Services: Suns JAXR(Java API for XML Registry) in WSDP. IBMs UDDI4J.

8 JAXR – Java API for XML Registry Enables Java programs to access XML registries. JAXR provider: – Accesses XML registry. – A façade to a registry provider. JAXR client: – A client program that accesses an XML registry using JAXR API. – Perform queries and update UDDI registries. Suns registry browser – Included in WSDP download. – Is a JAXR client with GUI. – Allows to publish and search XML registries.

9 Other Web Services Concepts Several other important Web Services concepts: – Web Services Invocation Framework – Web Services Inspection Language (WS- Inspection) – Workflows – Web Services Gateway – Web Services Security

10 Web Services Invocation Framework Web Services Invocation Framework (WSIF) – A framework for the simple invocation of Web Services over a Java API. – Allows for maximum flexibility and late (even runtime) binding for clients

11 Web Services Inspection Language (WS Inspection) A complementary technology to UDDI A service discovery mechanism XML-based model for building a list of references to existing Web Service descriptors

12 Workflow and Web Services A Workflow description allows a process to be described as a sequence of discrete events (e.g. service calls) A workflow engine can then parse the workflow description and execute the sequence automatically Defines a business process

13 Workflow Languages There are three web services workflow languages: – Web Services Flow Language (WSFL) XML-based – Flow Definition Markup Language (FDML) Similar to WSFL, but with extensions – Business Process Execution Language For Web Services (BPEL4WS) A meeting of IBM's WSFL and Microsoft's XLANG

14 Web Services Gateway (WSGW) The WSGW acts as an additional layer between a web service client, and a web service provider Server side Allows for better control over web service communication

15 The Gateway Administrative Console

16 Security Needs Since web services are inherently network based (and typically Internet-based), security is crucial Additionally, web service communication can be compromised at many levels

17 SOAP HTTP Request Example POST /SampleWebServiceWeb/servlet/rpcrouter HTTP/1.0 Host: localhost:9080 Content-Type: text/xml; charset=utf-8 Content-Length: 526 SOAPAction: "" Sales

18 SOAP HTTP Response Example HTTP/1.1 200 OK Server: WebSphere Application Server/5.0 Set-Cookie: JSESSIONID=000050K5KBO5DKK1CC4A2J2VKIY:-1;Path=/ Cache-Control: no-cache="set-cookie,set-cookie2" Expires: Thu, 01 Dec 1994 16:00:00 GMT Content-Type: text/xml; charset=utf-8 Content-Length: 659 Content-Language: en-US Connection: close Toronto Sales

19 Different SOAP Implementations SOAP4J - A Java reference implementation of the SOAP 1.1 specification. It now became the basis of the Apache SOAP 3.x project, also called Axis. Apache SOAP 2.3 – Ships with WebSphere V5 – Important elements are Rpcrouter and messagerouter servlets The deployment descriptor Type mapping registry

20 What is WSDL? WSDL is an XML-based language for defining available Web Services and describing how to access the services, including URL endpoint, message format, encoding and required protocol. Similar to IDL (Interface Definition Language) for CORBA, describing the services and how to use the services WSDL 1.1 is the current standard. Tools available to generate WSDL files.

21 UDDI Data Structure Five data structure types: – businessEntity – businessService – bindingTemplat e – publisherAsserti on – tModel name, contact, identification description, category (1..n) name description Name Description URL pointer to specification name, contact, identification description, category (1..n) name description Name description reference

22 UDDI4J IBMs UDDI4J is a Java-based UDDI client API. It provides package/classes for accessing UDDI registry (publishing and discovering). UDDIProxy object is the client side proxy of the registry. Program the UDDIProxy for publishing/discovering services.

23 Developing Web Services Generate deployable web service from – Java Bean – DADX (XML/DB2 mapping documents) – Enterprise Java Bean – URL Generate skeleton Java Bean and sample application from WSDL document Web Services Client wizard also creates – Web Service Proxy as Java Bean – Sample JSP-based client application

24 Overall Workflow Typical development path 1. Create a Web Project 2. Create/Import a resource from which to create a web service (Java Bean, EJB, DADX document, …) 3. Create a Web Service using Web Service Wizard 4. Publish a Business Entity, if required 5. Publish the Web Service

25 Creating a Web Service from a Java Bean Typical steps: 1. Create/Import Java Bean into Web Project 2. Generate binding WSDL document using Web Service Wizard 3. Deploy Web Service to a Web Server 4. Generate client proxy 5. Generate sample client application Then publish, discover and use web service

26 … from an EJB Typical steps: 1. Create a Web Project 2. Create/Import EJBs into an EJB Project belonging to the same Enterprise Application Project as the Web Project 3. Update project dependencies … then its business as usual WSAD only generates a Web Service from a Stateless Session EJB – … but that session bean can always use entity beans!

27 Web Service Development Phases Build – May start from Java code, then we generate WSDL from that – Or start from WSDL and build/morph Java code to match Deployment – We can publish using UDDI, WSIL or E-mailing customers Run Management

28 Different web service creation paths From an existing application – bottom-up – Most common. We like to expose existing back-end systems for enterprise integration (EAI) purposes. From WSDL, generate a completely new application – top-down – This may be due to a new spec imposed by a governing body – The wizards can create skeleton code from WSDL, we then fill up the details Combine independent web services to provide new functionality. This route is similar to the façade design pattern.

29 Different WebSphere products – how do they fare? There are three products in the WebSphere family that can be used – WSAD – WSAD IE – WebSphere SDK for web services (WSDK) family All three can do bottom-up and top-down from JavaBeans WSAD IE and WSDK can do bottom-up and top- down from EJBs – Regular WSAD cannot do top-down for EJBs I.e. cannot create EJBs from WSDL.

30 … from XML schema Generate Java Bean from XML schema 1. Create any project that works with Java source code (Java, EJB, Web, …) 2. Create/Import XML schema in the project 3. Start Web Services Wizard 4. Select Java beans for XML Schema. 5. Follow instructions to generate Java Beans Now generate the Web Service from the new Java Bean

31 WSDK 5.0 WebSphere SDK for Web Services – Entry level developer kit, free for development – But not for production or deployment – Runs on Windows 2000/XP and Linux – Based on Axis (Apache SOAP engine) – Has embedded application server (mini WebSphere 5.0) and a private UDDI registry – Supports SOAP 1.1, WSDL 1.1, UDDI 2.0, JAX_RPC 1.0, WSDL4J, UDDI4J and WS-Security

32 ETTK (previously called WSTK) IBM Emerging Technologies Toolkit (previously called Web Services toolkit) An IBM alphaworks technology, showcases technologies to come Exposes the AXIS programming model WSTK version 3.2.2 includes – WS-C/WS-Tx for transaction flows between components – Web Services matchmaking engine – Businesses submit advertisements. When a customers search matches an advertisement, a response is triggered – WSXL – For better handshaking of web services with portal applications

33 Web Services Deployment in WebSphere If you are using WSAD 5, it is same as deploying an EAR file If you are using WSAD 4 – Export the Web Service as a WAR – Use AAT to create an EAR – Use soapearenabler.bat to add SOAP services

34 Summary We discussed – What are Web Services. – Web Services programming model. – How does a SOAP message look. – Developing Web Services. – Web Service Development Phases.


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