Web services lifecycle

As shown in the following figure, web services consist of a number of activities. These activities can be divided into two layers: the basic layer, which consists of the main activities that have to be supported by any web service, and the value-added layer, which brings value and enhances the performance of the web service.

  • Create: The first activity in the service life cycle is the creation of the web service. This can be achieved either by building from scratch or by integrating existing web services.
  • Describe: After creating the web service, it has to be described so that others can access it.
  • Publish: After the description, it has to be published on the Web.
  • Discover: Discovering a web service can be facilitated by a service ...

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