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Oracle Database Programming using Java and Web Services by Kuassi Mensah

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Chapter 14. Web Services and SOA for DBA, Data Architects, and Others

 

Things should be made as simple as possible, but not any simpler.

 
 --Albert Einstein

The promise of Web services is simplified interfaces for application-to-application interaction in heterogeneous and distributed environments. This chapter describes the key technologies that enable Web services (i.e., XML, WSDL, SOAP, UDDI) and then peeks at the bigger picture, the service-oriented architecture (SOA). After reading this chapter, you will be well armed to understand database Web services, our final destination.

Web Services 101

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