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Web Services Overview

The most significant aspect of Web services is that every software and hardware company in the world has positioned itself around these technologies for interoperability. No single technological advancement will have as great an impact on the way systems are developed as Web services.

Web services allow systems to communicate with each other using standard Internet technologies. Systems that have to communicate with other systems use communication protocols and the data formats that both systems understand. Developers use technologies such as CORBA, RMI, or DCOM most often. The principal problem with these communication technologies is that not every platform supports them. Developers must create gateways to ...

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