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Java EE 5 Development with NetBeans 6 by David Heffelfinger

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Chapter 9. Web Services

Web services allow us to develop functionality that can be accessed across a network. What makes web services different from other similar technologies such as EJBs is that they are language and platform independent, which is to say, for example, a web service developed in Java may be accessed by clients written in other languages, and vice versa.

In this chapter, we will cover the following topics:

  • Introduction to web services

  • Creating a simple web service

  • Creating a web service client

  • Exposing EJBs as web services

Introduction to Web Services

Web services allow us to write functionality that can be accessed across a network in a language and platform independent way.

There are two different approaches that are frequently used ...

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