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PoC Services induction


PoC Web Services deployment and practicalities
The information here is preliminary and not (yet) officially endorsed by the VLeIT team. Use this information at your own risk. This is an induction event for our scientific programmers.

WhenTuesday, 21 February, 2006
Time1400 hrs CET
WhereNIKHEF, Amsterdam, room H3.31
Registrationnot required


  • Services intro [David Groep]
  • Experience deploying a service [Machiel Jansen]
  • Do & don't's, Hosting environment [David Groep]
  • Discussion (and many throughout the program)
Points for discussion, Questions to be answered:
  • Do I need more then SOAP
  • What the &^%#$&^%#$ is the difference between Web and Grid services
  • Do I need stateful web services
  • Should I service-ify everything
  • What are the miminal things that I need to make my service VL-e compatible (WSDL?, GSI-auth?, GT4 (so no perl)?, GSI-SOAP)
  • Interface languages, what is supported ?
  • Any other question anyone can come up with

Presentations on WS (and -deployment)

Related presentations from external sources: More presentations can be found in the EGEE NA3 training archive, in the modules on SOAP, Web Services, WSDL and SOAs.

WSDL examples

These examples use the RPC/encoded style, and have been shown to work with implementations in Java (Axis 1.2) or SOAPpy. gLite WDSL is (C) the EGEE Consortium, 2004-2006. SaraGridServiceLCG WSDL by Bart Heupers.

The Cape Clear SOA Editor was once available from here as "SOAEditor.exe". Sorry, it now seems to be replaces by a 15-day demo of the full thing.

Notes and caveats on web services

Comments to David Groep.