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HTML5 Web Application Development By Example Beginner's guide by J.M. Gustafson

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Using web services

Web services are an integral part of creating most enterprise-level web applications these days. They provide access to services that can't be accessed directly on the client side due to security restrictions. For example, you could have a web service that accesses a database to retrieve or store customer information. Web services can also provide centralized operations that can be accessed from many different applications. For example, a service that supplies weather data.

Web services can be created using any server side technology that can get a web request and return a response. It could be as simple as PHP, or as sophisticated as a service-oriented architecture such as .NET's WCF API. If you are the only one using your web ...

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