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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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Architect's Note

  • XML is the single fundamental technology in Web services on which everything else is predicated. A good working knowledge of it will help you in the long run—where tools and toolkits fall short, you will be able to jump into the breach.

  • Everything in the Web services architecture is governed by schemas. Every self-respecting architect and developer should understand XML Schemas, at least to the level presented here.

  • XML Schemas are best used to describe type systems first and document layout second.

  • When using XML within your own applications, make it a natural part of development to write schemas to accompany the documents. A good rule of thumb is: A document is useless without its schema.

  • XML processing technologies are a commodity—don't ...

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