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ASP.NET Developer's JumpStart by Ken Getz, Paul D. Sheriff

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Web Services in Action

Although Web Services and their use are relatively new, many businesses are beginning to understand the impact of being able to expose functionality for use in distributed applications across the Web. As you develop your own applications, you'll want to consider how you can take advantage of this technology. If you're thinking about ways you might use Web Services, here are some services you might want to create or consume:

  • Address normalization functions

  • Currency exchange rate converter

  • Credit card authorization

  • Shipment status

  • Order confirmations

  • Stock quote lookups

  • Catalog/product information

  • Weather information

Obviously, the list is endless. In any situation where you might want programmatic access to information on a remote ...

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