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Developing Enterprise Web Services: An Architect's Guide by James Webber - Ph.D., Sandeep Chatterjee - Ph.D.

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Moving Forward

As organizations transition from researching Web services technologies and building internal prototypes to early-adopter deployments, and then eventually to mainstream adoption of Web services, the key differentiator and requirement is that these applications and systems are appropriate for “real world” deployment and usage. Some of the early prototypes built using Web services were in many ways toys. All of the Web services and client applications run on a single machine, hosted by the same application server, in a fully controlled environment. Many of these services and applications that once worked as prototype systems will no doubt break—some immediately, while others may take more time to break (which is much worse).

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