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Internet & World Wide Web: How to Program, Fourth Edition by P. J. Deitel - Deitel & Associates, Inc., H. M. Deitel - Deitel & Associates, Inc.

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Chapter 28. Web Services

 

A client is to me a mere unit, a factor in a problem.

 
 --Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
 

They also serve who only stand and wait.

 
 --John Milton
 

...if the simplest things of nature have a message that you understand, rejoice, for your soul is alive.

 
 --Eleonora Duse
 

Protocol is everything

 
 --Francoise Giuliani

OBJECTIVES

In this chapter you will learn:

  • What a web service is.

  • How to publish and consume Java web services in Netbeans.

  • The elements that comprise web services, such as service descriptions and classes that implement web services.

  • How to create client desktop and web applications that invoke web service methods.

  • The important part that XML and the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) play in enabling web services.

  • How to use ...

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