Accessing UDDI

UDDI is itself a Web service and as such, applications can communicate with an UDDI registry by sending and receiving XML messages. This makes the access both language and platform independent.

Although it's possible, it is unlikely that programmers will deal with the low-level details of sending and receiving XML messages. Instead, client-side packages for different languages and platforms will emerge that facilitate programmatic access to UDDI.

Two such packages are UDDI4J and Microsoft's UDDI SDK, which are client-side APIs for communicating with UDDI from Java and .Net programs, respectively. UDDI4J was originally developed by IBM and released in early 2001 as an open source initiative. Later, HP joined and contributed to the ...

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