Introduction to XML Web Services

XML Web Services are fully supported for the first time in ASP.NET and the .NET framework.When you create an XML Web Service and install it on an Internet Information Server (IIS), you make your program’s logic and processing power available to many consumer programs, not just web browsers. This technology is just a further refinement of other forms of distributed computing. For example, Distributed Component Object Model (DCOM) enables multiple computers to call on a remote server for processing services. The remote server carries out the function and sends back the requested data or computation. This approach worked, but it imposed proprietary technology on the clients, it wasn’t cross-platform, it didn’t pass ...

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