The ABCs of Web Services

While building a Web service might be simple, getting started is very confusing. There exists an entire universe of initiatives, products, and APIs to sort through. If as a new user you are confused by this alphabet soup muddle, don't despair; things are getting better and more concise in the Web services development arena. The best news is that as a developer, you will only have to know a few critical pieces to make things work.

As stated earlier, much of what it takes to build a Web service will be automated in the future. In addition, higher-level APIs that hide the complexity of Web service infrastructure are being developed. Your programming style will determine when you should consider building Web services. For ...

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