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Java EE Development with Eclipse - Second Edition by Ram Kulkarni

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Chapter 9. Creating Web Services

As we learnt in Chapter 7, Creating JEE Applications with EJB, EJBs can be used to create distributed applications. This helps in the communication between different JEE applications in enterprises. However, what if an enterprise wants to let its partners or customers make use of some of the application functionality? For example, an airline might want to let its partners make online reservations. One option is for the partner to redirect its customer to the airline website, but this does not provide a unified experience to the end users. A better way to handle this is for the airline to expose its reservation APIs to partners who can integrate these APIs in their own applications, providing a unified user experience. ...

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