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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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Platforms

The two major platforms for developing Web services are Sun's J2EE and Microsoft's .Net. On paper, there isn't much to separate the two technologies insofar as they both offer similar features in terms of a component model, data access, rich runtime environment, broad library support, and of course the all-important Web services aspects.

Microsoft .Net

Perhaps the biggest single differentiator of the .Net approach is that everything is supplied by a single vendor and has thus been honed to work together harmoniously, and that same vendor has provided some of the most sophisticated tool support on the market to make working with the .Net framework a pleasant and productive experience.

This ease-of-use is carried forward to the Web services ...

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