Web Service Optimization

As a software application that makes itself available only via Internet connections, a Web service is at risk of being, or becoming, a slow application. For this reason, optimization is more than ever a critical factor. The overall performance is affected by the network latency as well as the format of the protocol being used. The pair of HTTP and SOAP is based on text, and SOAP in particular is quite a verbose protocol. This results in packets significantly larger than those typical of binary protocols such as CORBA or even DCOM. However, relying on HTTP and SOAP is at the foundation of the Web service concept, because they are critical for interoperability and loosely coupled connections between clients and servers. ...

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