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Do More with SOA Integration: Best of Packt by Doug Todd, Arun Poduval

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Guidelines for Creating Interoperable Web Services

Fundamentally, web services are interoperable. Thus, regardless of the client's hardware and software, it should be able to run a web service. The functionality of the web service should remain independent of the following:

  • Application platform such as Weblogic server, SunOne App Server, .NET Server, and so on
  • Programming language such as Java, C++, C#, Visual Basic
  • Hardware such as PC, PDA, Mainframes
  • Operating systems such as Unix, Linux, Windows, and so on
  • Application data models

However, we have seen previously that due to differing implementations of the specifications by different vendors, some web services may not correctly interoperate with others. To create interoperable web services the following ...

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