November 19, 2001
(Third Monday)

Web Services
SOAP and WSDL


The Delphi Group meetings will be investigating Web Services, XML and related technologies. Starting in September, with an introduction to Web Services and what they are, the meeting each month will continue with an in depth investigation of a related technology. The focus will be an analyzing and understanding how Web Services and XML technologies are incorporated into application development in a distributed computing environment.

The technologies that will be investigated over the next several months include the following:


		Web Services -  Introduction
		Web Sevices Technologies -  Overview
		Simple Object Access Protocol - SOAP
		Web Sevices Description Language - WSDL
		Universal Descovery, Description, and Integration - UDDI
		Hypertext Transfer Protocol - HTTP
		Extensible Markup Language (XML) and Related Technologies
		  Markup and Structure
		    XML- Extnsible Markup Language
		    Namespaces
		    XML Schema
		  Linking
		    XLink - XML Linking Language
		    XBase
		    XInclude
		  Searching
		    XPath - XML Path Language
		    XPointer - XML Pointer Language
		    XQL - XML Query Language
		  Style and Transformation
		    CSS - Cascading Style Sheets
		    XSL - Extensible Stylesheet language
		    XSLT - XSL Transformations
		  Programming
		    DOM - Document Object Model
		    SAX - Simple API for XML
		  Hypertext
		    XHTML - Extensible Hypertext markup Language
		    HTML - Hypertext Markup Language
		  Descriptive/Procedural
		    RDF - Resource Description Framework
	 Web Portals, Portlets, and Portal Servers
The topic for the current month will be indicated at the top of the page under the date. Suggestions and recommendations are welcomed and doing a presentation is encouraged.

Time

7:00 PM

Location

Macromedia Corporation
( formally Allaire Corporation )
275 Grove Street, Newton, MA

Directions
    

From Logan International Airport Follow signs exiting the Airport for the Sumner Tunnel. Take the tunnel toward Boston and follow signs for I-93 South/Route 3 South, getting onto I-93 South/Route 3 South. Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90) West, following directions below for "From Boston & Points East"

From Boston & Points East Take the Massachusetts Turnpike I-90 West to Exit 14, I-95/Route 128 (Weston Tolls). Take the I-95 South/Route 128 South ramp toward Dedham/Providence RI. Merge onto I-95 S/Route-128 South and take the first exit, Exit 22, Grove Street/M.B.T.A. Station. Keep RIGHT at the fork in the ramp. Merge onto Grove Street. Travel approximately .5 miles, taking a left at the first light after the Riverside MBTA Station into the Riverside Center.

From Worcester, Framingham & Points West Take the Massachusetts Turnpike I-90 East to Exit 14, I-95/Route 128 (Weston Tolls). Take the I-95 South/Route 128 South ramp toward Dedham/Providence RI. Merge onto I-95 S/Route-128 South and take the first exit, Exit 22, Grove Street/M.B.T.A. Station. Keep RIGHT at the fork in the ramp Merge onto Grove Street. Travel approximately .5 miles, taking a left at the first light after the Riverside MBTA Station into the Riverside Center.

From Points South Travel to I-95 North/Route 128 North. Take Exit 22, Grove Street/M.B.T.A. Station. Keep RIGHT at the fork in the ramp. Merge onto Grove Street, Travel approximately .3 miles, taking a left at the first light after the Riverside MBTA Station into the Riverside Center

From Points North Travel to I-95 South/Route 128 South. Take Exit 22, Grove Street/M.B.T.A. Station. Keep RIGHT at the fork in the ramp. Merge onto Grove Street. Travel approximately .5 miles, taking a left at the first light after the Riverside MBTA Station into the Riverside Center

M.B.T.A. M.B.T.A. train service is avaliable from Boston. Take the Green Line to Riverside, the last stop. Walk down the stairs and out to Grove Street. Walk under the bridge, turn left into the parking lot and towards the main entrance.

From the parking lot After turning into the parking lot proceed past the building and turn right. Either find a parking space and walk in the main entrance or proceed to the other end of the building and enter the parking garage.

Once in the building you will see it is actually three buildings, two smaller buildings and one large building with a security desk in the middle. Macromedia is in the large building. Walk toward the security desk. The entrance to the Macromedia building is up the stairs behind the security desk. In the Macromedia building signs will direct you to the location of the meeting.

Additional Information

Al Reinhart, DisCom Systems
Voice: 508/869-6417
EMail: reinhart@DisCom.com