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Interconnecting Smart Objects with IP by Adam Dunkels, Jean-Philippe Vasseur

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Chapter 9

Web Services for Smart Objects

Thus far, we have discussed the use of the IP architecture as the means by which smart objects are connected. We have discussed how the IP architecture is built, how IP works with message routing, and how IPv6 fits the requirements for smart objects exceptionally well. But we have not yet discussed how these technologies are used to create smart object systems, and how smart objects can be integrated into existing IT systems. In this chapter, we take a look at web services — a technology by which smart objects can be efficiently integrated into existing IT and enterprise business systems.

Web services are a framework for building distributed applications. They have typically been used to build applications ...

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