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Looking to become a Web services expert? Our guides will help you learn all there is to know about everything from service-oriented architecture (SOA) to XML security. Compiled by the editorial team, each guide is a compilation of resources including articles, expert advice, product downloads and much more.

We're in the process of updating our guides, so please check back soon for more selections. Also, be sure to e-mail assistant site editor Regina Lynch with any topic suggestions for new learning guides.

  ESB learning guide

This new learning guide introduces you to the Enterprise Service Bus (ESB), a service-oriented methodology for enterprise application integration. This collection, which includes articles, expert advice, white papers and much more, will get you up to speed on how ESBs are changing the way we do integration.

Check out the ESB learning guide

  SOA learning guide

This learning guide introduces you to service-oriented architecture, or SOA. In this SOA learning guide, you'll find all the information you need on adopting, implementing and designing SOA, along with articles, tips and expert advice.

Check out the SOA learning guide

  BPEL learning guide

To help you learn all there is to know about business process execution language for Web services (BPEL4WS), the team has put together a learning guide. A compilation of BPEL servers, tools, presentations, articles and more, this wealth of information will quickly get you up-to-speed on BPEL and how it fits into the world of Web services.

Check out the BPEL learning guide

  XML Security learning guide

Interested in learning more about XML security and how it fits into the world of Web services? Visit our learning guide, created in partnership with our sister site, This compilation of resources reviews different types of XML security standards and approaches for keeping your XML Web services secure.

Check out the XML Security learning guide

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