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Building Scalable and High-Performance Java™ Web Applications Using J2EE™ Technology by Greg Barish

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Chapter 12. Web Services: The Future of Web Applications

Throughout this book, our discussion has remained focused on technologies for building high-performance, scalable Web applications. However, most of these technologies and concepts have assumed an interactive-client/single-server model of application use. In the back of our minds, we've been envisioning how an application at a single site can be made fast and able to accommodate Internet-size growth in a reasonable way. Also, with the exception of messaging technology, we've assumed that the main beneficiary of our efforts will be the human end user, not another application.

But the Internet is changing. What started as a wonder of connectivity experienced visually is quickly evolving into ...

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