XML Frameworks, Applications, and Protocols
Now that we have discussed XML to some degree, let's talk a bit about the BizTalk Framework and other related initiatives, such as ebXML, cXML, RosettaNet, and UDDI. But before doing so, it is important that you understand SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) because it, frankly, has had the greatest influence on the BizTalk Framework to date and is likely to influence many other initiatives as well.
Introduction to SOAP
At the most fundamental level, Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) is an XML-based language used to perform Remote Procedure Calls (RPC) over the Internet. Using SOAP, you can invoke an object on a Unix box in California, for example, from the Windows NT development machine running ...