The Gartner Group estimates that by 2003, 80 percent of all business-to-business traffic over both public and private networks will be in XML format. The standard for such data exchange is called ebXML. EbXML's first draft was in March 2001. Some companies may need to evaluate this standard to see how to upgrade existing, non-XML systems that have been built over the past three decades. This book provides a quick introduction to the essentials of ebXML and includes guidelines for strategic decisions about implementing ebXML.
Table of Contents
Introduction. PART ONE: OVERVIEW OF ebXML. An Overview of Ecommerce and ebXML. Building Blocks of ebXML: EDI and XML. Web Services and ebXML. PART TWO: ebXML TECHNOLOGIES. ebXML Technical Architecture. The ebXML Business Process Model. Using Core Components. ebXML Message Services. Using the ebXML Registry Services. Trading Partner Profiles and Agreements. Implementing ebXML in the Organization. Appendix A: Additional Resources. References. Glossary. Index.
ERIC CHIU is an independent consultant and trainer specializing in B2B systems. He has an extensive background with XML-based B2B exchanges and is a frequent speaker and writer on XML, Java, and Internet technologies.