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Description - Mobile Web Services by Frederick Hirsch

Mobile Web Services create new possibilities for the mobile telecommunications market. Through mobile Web services, operators can offer new value-added services for their users, spanning PC and mobile devices, explore new business opportunities and increase revenue and customer retention. This expands the commercial opportunities for developers to further promote their applications and enable solutions that work seamlessly across PC and mobile environments. Customers can benefit from new integrated services across wired and wireless networks and PC and mobile devices. This allows users the flexibility to use preferred device or mode of communication as best suited to needs and availability and enable a more holistic experience across various devices. This book assists and supports companies in adapting Mobile Web Services-based applications, explaining the key network elements, software components and protocols needed to develop such services. It explains mobile-specific issues such as intermittent reachability of mobile phones, lack of fixed IP addresses, and how these affect the mobile SOA. It includes material on the mobile Web Services framework as well as the basic requirements for accessing web services, such as security issues, discussing authentication and Liberty specifications. Written by an expert team from Nokia providing up-to-date practical information on how to develop Mobile Web Services. Discusses the mobile Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) and provides guidance on the Mobile Web Services Framework. Addresses vital issues such as location representation, security, privacy & content personalization. Covers SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol), XML-RPC (Remote Procedure Calling protocol), JSR-172 (J2ME TM. Web Services Specification), WSDL (Web Service Definition Language). Explains mobile MEPs (Mobility Enabling Proxies) such as Callback and Eventing. Includes code examples of developing web services in Symbian C++ and Java. This book is an indispensable resource for wireless web architects, mobile application developers & programmers, software developers in industry, network managers, technical officers. It is also essential for all Nokia customers; consultants; advanced students in CS and EE.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470015964
ISBN-10: 0470015969
Format: Paperback
(234mm x 192mm x 21mm)
Pages: 338
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Jan-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Frederick Hirsch

Frederick Hirsch, a Senior Architect at Nokia, is responsible for the company's Web Services standardization strategy, and for security in Web service products. He is an active contributor to the Web Services Security and Digital Signature Services committees of OASIS, and has worked as an editor in the OASIS Security Services technical committee (SAML 2.0). Frederick is also an editor of the Security Mechanisms specifications in the Technical Expert Group of the Liberty Alliance, and has contributed security sections to the Mobile Web Services architecture and specification of the Open Mobile Alliance. He has also participated in the XML Signature and XML Encryption working groups of W3C, and has co-edited the W3C XKMS requirements. He is Nokia's primary voting representative at OASIS and WS-I, and a member of the OASIS Board of Directors, where he chairs the Strategy Committee. He has extensive experience in distributed systems and security, having worked at AT&T Bell Laboratories, BBN, Open Software Foundation (OSF; later the Open Group Research Institute), and CertCo, as well as a number of smaller companies. He holds degrees from MIT, Stanford, and Boston University. John Kemp has spent the past two years intimately involved in the development of the Nokia Web services architecture. During that time, he has edited and contributed to several Web service specifications, including the Liberty Alliance Identity Federation and Identity Web Services frameworks, and the OASIS Security Services SAML 2 specification. John has been involved in developing Internet-scale software systems since 1996, helping to build one of the first Web browser-based software applications, the Employease Network. Prior to joining Nokia, John was an independent software developer whose clients included Deutsche Bank and the Liberty Alliance. He holds a degree in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, and is now learning to play the ukulele. Norbert Leser started his professional life in hardware engineering in Germany, where he pioneered a government-funded research project for a mobile Unix-based computer. He then joined Siemens to develop networking and security software. Soon afterwards, in 1988, he volunteered to help with the establishment of OSF in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He was one of the leading architects to conceive and integrate the Distributed Computing Environment (DCE), of which several concepts are reoccurring in Web service technologies. After a long journey at OSF, Norbert began to work with startup companies that address the usability of information security. Most notably, he assumed the role of Chief Architect at Liquid Machines in breaking new ground with a highly intuitive and easy-to-use enterprise rights management product line. Norbert joined Nokia's Strategic Architecture group, where he assumed responsibility for bringing Web service technologies to mobile devices in a way that is useful and non-intimidating to users and developers. He currently works specifically on providing guidance for development tools. The rest of the authors and editors of this book hold various positions at Nokia. Jani Ilkka is an independent publishing consultant.