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Rapid Portlet Development with WebSphere Portlet Factory: Step-by-Step Guide for Building Your Own Portlets by David Bowley

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CHAPTER 9 Using Web Services and Manipulating XML

Web services enable people to consume and provide services over a network. They are commonly used in distributed applications (that is, applications made up of components sitting in different runtime environments). When working with Web services in WebSphere Portlet Factory (WPF), as in other environments, XML is often used to communicate between the Web service and the consumer of the Web service.

This chapter demonstrates how you can use Web services and XML documents in your WPF applications. By the end of this chapter, you will understand how to create and consume Web services in WPF and you will understand some of the methods available in WPF for interacting with XML. You will build a stock-ordering ...

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