With the enthusiastic adoption of Web services standards, products, and protocols, there's little doubt that Web services will be an integral part of our online future.
If you're a consultant or a developer, you're doing the right thing by reading this book. Soon your customers or your users will ask you to integrate Web service aspects in their Web sites, so you have to learn and get ready right now.
As you plan your strategy, keep these issues in mind:
Transparent markets always win, so it pays to encourage your customers and users to stick to the standards. If you develop your Web services in Java, you have the guarantee that they will remain open and available to the largest user base ...