IBM Shows Web Services in Action

What does a real live Web service look like? Big Blue will be happy to show you.

IBM today announced the launch of its Web services Demos program. An addition to developerWorks, IBM’s resource for developers, the collection of Web services are examples built with IBM technologies and designed to demonstrate how Web services can be used in applications.

Each demo, according to IBM, includes a GUI hosted on developerWorks to help visitors observe Web services in action; documentation on the design, creation, and deployment of the particular Web service; and the actual source code used to implement the demo.

Web services Demos will also provide links to free trial versions of IBM tools and the middleware used to build and deploy the demos. The collection will be updated frequently, according to IBM. The initial offerings include the following:

  • Video Central — A video rental store service providing online rental services for video stores and its customers. It was created with WebSphere Studio software development tools and deployed on WebSphere Internet infrastructure software and DB2 database software.

  • Weather Report — Weather forecasts obtained via SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) messages from the National Weather Service. It was created with WebSphere Studio tools and deployed on WebSphere.

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