Chapter 13. An Online Ordering System

One of the most common uses for Web services is in the area of online ordering. The difference between online ordering with a Web browser and online ordering with a Web service is that a Web service makes it easier to automate a process. As companies streamline their operations, they can place orders with vendors automatically as inventory gets low. A Web service also allows you to create different user interfaces and still use the same server. For example, you might create a browser-based ordering site that uses a Web service to place the orders. The end result is that a user ...

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