1.2. How This Book Is Different

Although there are a number of recent books on the topic of Web Services, much of the information currently available is purely marketing hype about what Web Services can do, with little practical information for developers and architects. To emphasize how this book differs from others, I have identified five distinctive features. I also expand on three key ideas, and finish this section by presenting an overview of its unique values.

1.2.1. Five Distinctive Features of This Book

In addition to the list of technical subjects covered in the table of contents, there are five distinctive features in this book. These features are designed to address different needs of the developer and architect audience. They also ...

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