Working with Web Services

Web services are popular and widely used, and Java supports their development. This chapter shows you how to use Java's web service development features to create your own web services and/or access web services created by others.

Chapter 11 first introduces you to the topic of web services, emphasizing the SOAP-based and RESTful categories. This chapter then reveals Java's support for web service development in terms of its web service-oriented APIs, annotations, and tools. You also learn about Java's lightweight HTTP server for deploying your web services to a simple web server and testing them in this environment.

Armed with a basic understanding of web services and Java's support for their development, ...

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