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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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Where Are the Holes?

In this chapter we implemented the EPS application using only the core Web services technologies discussed in the first part of the book. Based on this core platform, we have been able to write a distributed application using industry standard messaging based on XML and HTTP.

The current EPS application certainly works, but there are numerous limitations to this application—both in terms of functionality as well as manageability. For example, the current implementation provides a simple means to compare the prices or lead times from the two vendors, but the application does not actually procure the components, that is, it does not support transactions. The application also does not support access from mobile devices.

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