Chapter 3. Creating Web Services with ASP.NET

With the introduction of the .NET Framework, Microsoft has revolutionized how Web development takes place. ASP.NET enables developers to author Web pages and applications that are faster and more reliable than ASPs (Active Server Pages) from previous versions of the IIS (Internet Information Services).

Of course, ASP.NET and the .NET Framework don't only benefit Web page authors and developers; they also provide radically new functionality for Web service developers. This chapter discusses how ASP.NET allows developers to expose Web services.

Roadmap to ASP.NET Web Services

Two major features in .NET are the ability to create XML Web Services Servers and XML Web Services Clients. There are also several ...

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