Chapter 2: Building Web Services with ASMX
In This Chapter
Getting acquainted with SOAP
Creating an ASMX service
Running an ASMX service
Building the SHARP code
In Chapter 1 of this minibook, I state that services provide access to functional code over the wire. Though it wasn’t covered, it probably became obvious that one can’t just call a method on a remote machine without some kind of wrapper. The black magic that makes .NET methods work in a client program don’t work over the Internet.
There have been a bunch of remote procedure call protocols (as they are called) over the years. Some you might be familiar with include
Even AJAX, in its ...