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Java EE 6 Development with NetBeans 7 by David R. Heffelfinger

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Chapter 10. SOAP Web Services with JAX-WS

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, that 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 ...

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