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J2EE™ and Beyond: Design, Develop, and Deploy World-Class Java™ Software by Art Taylor

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Introduction

In the previous chapter we learned the benefits of using SOAP with point-to-point protocols. Even though the use of a point-to-point protocol is relatively simple to implement, this direct synchronous interaction between components is not always needed and is often not possible. Instead, asynchronous interaction between components, and the loose coupling it provides, is more appropriate. SOAP-RP provides this asynchronous service.

Using a SOAP-RP remote provider is similar to using a messaging server. In this chapter we will examine the process of developing a SOAP-RP service to handle the “move information” request shown in the previous chapter. We will provide some information on how a SOAP-RP service operates and then demonstrate ...

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