Writing Web Services

Now that we have a better understanding of the protocols and standards involved in creating a Web Service, we're finally ready to write one of our own. The good news is that although there are a large number of fairly complex protocols at work under the hood, the quality of Microsoft's tools and compilers hides almost of all of this complexity from us. As you'll see, a few simple keywords and command-line parameters are all that you'll really need to make fully functional Web Services a part of your next application. In addition, Visual Studio .NET provides a number of visual tools that make creating and consuming Web Services even easier.

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