A question that I often get asked is - How do I get started learning about WSE 3.0 and what considerations need to be made when building secure Web services?
So I have put together some essential steps to help get you started on the road with WSE 3.0 along with some estimated times. I have also included some projects to spark ideas that you can build, because in the end that is the only true way to learn.
1) First go to the WSE Home Page here
Download the WSE 3.0 SDK and read the documentation introduction
Run each of the WSE Quickstarts samples and look through the code.
Work through the two detailed WSE 3.0 Hands on Labs (HOLs)
Total time - 2 days
2) Then go to the Patterns and Practices Home Page here
Read the Scenarios, Patterns, and Implementation Guidance for Web Services Enhancements (WSE) 3.0
Walk through the Web Service Security Guidance Quickstarts
Listen to the Web Casts for the Web Service Security on the same page
Total time - 3 days
3) Then return to the WSE Home Page and read the following articles
Read “What's New in Web Services Enhancements 3.0“
Read “Protect Your Web Services Through The Extensible Policy Framework In WSE 3.0 “
Total time - 1 day
4) And if you still need more listen to the Ron Jacobs Arc Casts on WSE 3.0
Total time - 1 day if you are insane, spread over 1 week for mortals
Need some ideas? Here are some projects to build with WSE 3.0