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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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Foreword

The singing workmen shape and set and joinTheir frail new mansion's stuccoed cove and quoinWith no apparent sense that years abrade…

—Thomas Hardy, Rome: Building a New Street in the Ancient Quarter, 1887

OK, Rome wasn't built in a day, but once they got the sucker up and running, it was magnificent and, hey, it's still there and functioning quite nicely. Having first heard about Web services toward the end of the last century, I would have thought by now they would be ubiquitous. At this point in time, I should be able to replace My Yahoo with a personalized Web services portal uniquely suited to my quixotic needs and desires. Years ago, I started planning this portal when I heard Bill Gates waxing poetically about Hurricane—a.k.a. “My ...

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