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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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Summary

This chapter discussed Web services and applications within the context of mobile and wireless environments. The common availability of wireless cellular networks and wireless LANs together with advancements in highly integrated semiconductor components is enabling a wide array of mobile and wireless devices that are extending the reach of enterprise information “into the field.”

The development of Web services-based applications that can run on mobile devices requires special thought. Mobile applications can access remote Web services either directly or through a proxy server. Using a proxy server to access Web services effectively creates a higher-level coarse-grained interface to the underlying Web services. This reduces usage of the ...

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