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Detecting WSDL bad practices in code-first Web Services
by Cristian Mateos; Marco Crasso; Alejandro Zunino; José Luis Ordiales Coscia
International Journal of Web and Grid Services (IJWGS), Vol. 7, No. 4, 2011


Abstract: Service-Oriented Computing (SOC) allows developers to structure applications as a set of reusable services. Web Services expose their functionality by using Web Service Description Language (WSDL). We found that there is a high correlation between well-known object-oriented metrics taken in the code implementing services and the occurrences of 'anti-patterns' in their WSDLs. We show that some simple refactorings performed early when developing Web Services can greatly improve the quality of WSDL documents. Then, the contribution of this work is a practical approach to guide practitioners in obtaining better WSDL designs that aligns with the technologies and techniques commonly used in the industry for building services.

Online publication date: Sat, 31-Dec-2011


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