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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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Framework for Developing Web services

Web services protocols (SOAP, WSDL, UDDI) were designed to be implemented within an existing Web environment, including using existing routers, Web servers, firewalls, load balancers, and databases. An emerging framework for developing scalable SOAP-based Web services favors a Web architecture with many small servers that are accessed through a load balancer, providing a front-end to a powerful database server.

The framework described in Figure 22.1 for building SOAP-based Web services in Java uses these components:

  • Apache SOAP, found at http://xml.apache.org/soap/index.html. Based largely on IBM's SOAP contribution to the Apache Jakarta project group, Apache SOAP is an open-source project delivering a full-featured ...

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