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Programming the Windows Runtime by Example: A Comprehensive Guide to WinRT with Examples in C# and XAML by John Garland, Jeremy Likness

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5. Web Services and Syndication

Making two computers talk to each other twenty years ago was not an easy task. There were literally hundreds of data formats and the exchange of even simple information often required complex software that could adapt and transform the data between various systems. Extensible Markup Language (XML) emerged as a human-readable standard for information in the late 1990s and was used to define the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) developed for Microsoft. SOAP1 is no longer an acronym, likely because there is nothing simple about dealing with it.

1 SOAP Version 1.2 Part 0: Primer http://bit.ly/16BoC2A

The popularity of JavaScript as the “assembly language of the web” combined with the lightweight footprint of mobile ...

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