In this guest talk, held as part of the Web Engineering lecture series at Vienna University of Technology, we give an overview of the current state of the art in the domain of Web Services.
In the first part we dwell on the main principles of Service Oriented Architectures (SOA), followed by an introduction of the three core standards SOAP, WSDL, as well as UDDI. Furthermore, we briefly cover the Java API for XML Web Services (JAX-WS).
In the second part we focus on principles of RESTful Web Services and the Java API for RESTful Web Services. The lecture is accompanied by practical examples, which are also available on GitHub.