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J2EE™ Web Services by Richard Monson-Haefel

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Chapter 9. JAX-RPC Overview

The fundamental purpose of JAX-RPC is to make communications between Java and non-Java platforms easier, first by using BP-conformant Web service technologies like XML, SOAP, and WSDL, and then by providing a simple object-oriented API that Java developers can use to communicate using those technologies. You can use JAX-RPC to access Web services that run in non-Java environments. For example, you might use JAX-RPC to access a Web service that another department or organization has written in C++. You can also use JAX-RPC to host your own Web service endpoints on a J2EE application server, so that non-Java client applications can access your services. JAX-RPC is designed as a Java API for Web services, so that J2EE ...

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