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Globus Toolkit 4

The Globus Toolkit (http: //www.globus.org/toolkit/) is a key technology in Grid Computing, the exciting new computing paradigm that allows users to share processing power, data, storage, and other computing resources across institutional and geographic boundaries. Globus Toolkit 4: Programming Java Services provides an introduction to the latest version of this widely acclaimed toolkit. Based on the popular web-based The Globus Toolkit 4 Programmer's Tutorial, this book far surpasses that document, providing greater detail, quick reference appendices, and many additional examples. If you???re making the leap into Grid Computing using the Globus Toolkit, you???ll want Globus Toolkit 4: Programming Java Services at your side as you take your first steps.

+ Written for newcomers to Globus Toolkit, but filled with useful information for experienced users.
+ Clearly situates Globus application development within the context of Web Services and evolving Grid standards.
+ Provides detailed coverage of Web Services programming with the Globus Toolkit's Java WS Core component.
+ Covers basic aspects of developing secure services using the Grid Security Infrastructure (GSI).
+ Uses simple, didactic examples throughout the book, but also includes a more elaborate example, the FileBuy application, that showcases common design patterns found in Globus applications.
+ Concludes with useful reference appendices.
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Table of Contents

Foreword / Preface / ((PART 1: KEY CONCEPTS)) / CH 1: Grid Computing / CH 2: OGSA, WSRF, and GT4 / CH 3: Web Services / CH 4: WSRF / CH 5: The Globus Toolkit 4 / ((PART II: GT JAVA WS CORE)) / CH 6: Writing Your First Stateful Web Service in 5 Simple Steps / CH 7: Singleton Resources / CH 8: Multiple Resources / CH 9: Logging / CH 10: Resource Properties / CH 11: Lifecycle Management / CH 12: Persistent Resources / CH 13: Notifications / CH 14: Implementing Your Own Operation Providers / ((PART III: GT4 SECURITY)) / CH 15: Fundamental Security Concepts / CH 16: GSI: Grid Security Concepts / CH 17: Writing a Secure Math Service / CH 18: The Security Descriptor / CH 19: Authentication / CH 20: Authorization / CH 21: Resource-Level Security / CH 22: Run-As Modes and Delegation / ((PART IV: The File Buy Application)) / CH 23: Design / CH 24: Implementation / ((Conclusion: The Next Step: Higher-Level Services)) / ((PART V: Appendices)) / Appendix A: Installing the Globus Toolkit 4 / Appendix B: A WSDL Primer / Appendix C: Command-line Clients / Appendix D: Examples / Appendix E: Globus-Build-Service Script Reference / Reference

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About the Author

Borja Sotomayor is best known in the Globus community as the author of The Globus Toolkit 4 Programmer's Tutorial (http://gdp.globus.org/gt4-tutorial/), widely regarded as one of the best starting points for newcomers to the Globus Toolkit. He has been collaborating with the Globus Alliance since 2003 in different capacities, and is currently pursuing a doctoral degree at the University of Chicago. Before moving to Chicago, Borja was assistant professor (non-doctor) at the Department of Software Engineering in the University of Deusto (Bilbao, Spain), where he also obtained his degree in Computer Engineering. Lisa Childers has been a member of the Globus Alliance since 2002, where her responsibilities as Technical Product Manager for the Globus Toolkit include overall coordination of GT4 development as well as outreach activities. Before joining Globus, she worked in the Futures Laboratory (at Argonne National Laboratory) from 1997 to 2002 and helped to found the Access Grid, and before that spent several years in the computer industry as a software engineer in SPSS, Inc. Lisa lives with her husband and two children in Downers Grove, Illinois.


"The aspiring Grid programmer need be frustrated no longer. Borja Sotomayor and Lisa Childers have produced, in 'Globus Toolkit 4: Programming Java Services', a masterly tutorial text that is surely destined to find a place beside every Grid programmer's keyboard." --from the Foreword, by Ian Foster and Carl Kesselman, authors of The Grid 2

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