Welcome to the Globus Toolkit 4 Programmer's Tutorial! This document is intended as a starting point for anyone who is going to develop applications using the Globus Toolkit 4 (GT4).

The tutorial is divided into 3 main areas:

Please note that the tutorial, at this point, only covers the Java WS Core component and a small part of the security components of the toolkit. These are an important but small part of the whole toolkit. At the end of this tutorial you will know how to program stateful Web services using GT4. This will allow you to progress towards using the higher-level services of the toolkit (using official Globus documentation). However it is important to understand that you cannot program Grid-based applications using only the Java WS Core component of the toolkit. This tutorial should be approached as a stepping stone towards more powerful tooling, not as a definite guide on Grid programming.