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Java™ Web Services Unleashed by Mark Wutka, Joseph Weber, Arthur Ryman, K. Scott Morrison, Benoît Marchal, Matthias Kloppmann, Steven Haines, Darren Govoni, Francisco Curbera, Frank Cohen, Robert Brunner

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Web Services Architecture

Before jumping into the specific Java tools that you can use to build Web services, you need to examine the different types of Web service architectures that you might utilize. This chapter explores two categories. You use the first category of architecture to build new applications that are exposed, at least in part, via a Web service. The other option involves exposing existing applications via a Web service.

By all accounts, business-to-business communications will be one of the dominant application areas for the deployment of Web services. This should be especially true early on in the growth of Web services, because it is easier to make two applications communicate successfully than it is to do the same with a server ...

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