While researching the J2EE 1.4 book I became very interested in Web Services, which is a big part of J2EE 1.4. In fact, my interest in Web Services has eclipsed my interest in writing about J2EE. As a result, I've decided to shelve the J2EE book and focus on writing a J2EE Web Service book instead, which will be published by Addison Wesley. Of course the J2EE Web Services (JWS) book will include coverage of J2EE 1.4's Web Services capabilities including coverage of JAXM, JAX-RPC, JAXR, and other J2EE Web service technologies.
In addition to writing about JWS I'm also helping some of my clients evaluate and architect JWS systems -- this has proven to be very exciting work.
You can expect the JWS book to come in early (2003). If you are interested in being alerted when the JWS book is available, please e-mail me at .