Lynda - Foundations of Programming: Web Services
Web services drive communication on the web and they have been at the core of modern application architectures for many years. Regardless of what language or platform a developer is using, understanding how web services work is a critical skill. David Gassner starts this course with a definition of web services and explores their history and use in distributed computing. He then explores the transport protocols HTTP and SMTP; messaging formats such as SOAP, ATOM, JSON, and Plain Old XML (POX); and service standards like SOAP toolkits, REST, and OData. Plus, learn how to secure your communications across the web with API keys and other security standards.
What is a web service?
Understanding the available transfer protocols and message formats
Examining SOAP request and response formats
Creating a simple SOAP service in ASP.NET
Choosing a SOAP implementation
Associating REST actions with HTTP requests
Sending RESTful requests
Creating OData request URIs
Securing web services