Chapter 9. SOAP and XML Serialization
Chapter 8 laid the groundwork for more discussion about serializing data to XML. In this chapter, I’ll talk more about using an XML Schema to control the serialization of objects to XML, and introduce you to SOAP (formerly known as the Simple Object Access Protocol, but now an acronym with no expansion), the heart of .NET’s distributed processing abilities.
First, I’ll tell you about serialization in general, and the .NET Framework’s two modes of serialization: runtime serialization and XML serialization.