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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

In this chapter, we took a brief look at two different Web services technologies. The first one allows developers to quickly build portals by consuming Web services. Recognizing that the standard data-centric programmatic interface of Web services does not facilitate building portals that may potentially consist of a wide variety of portlets, WSRP specification defines a higher-level interactive interface to Web services. Interactive interfaces do not expose fine-grained service-specific operations, but instead expose the user interface (markup) of the Web service through a set of coarse-grained generic operations. The portal developer does not need in-depth domain knowledge for each consumed Web service. A portal can consume any WSRP-compliant ...

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