By Robert Brunner
In This Chapter
In Chapters 2 and 3, “The Internet and Web Services: Changing Business” and “Becoming a Web Services Provider,” you should have gained a better appreciation of just what Web services are all about and why they are so popular. But now you might just be wondering why you would want to use Java to build Web services. After all, other options do exist; you could use Perl, Python, or Microsoft .NET.
The simple answer is that Java provides the perfect complement to XML: one provides a portable data format, the other a portable language format. With Java you have a wide range of Enterprise APIs (Application ...