Imagination is more important than knowledge.
You've probably heard and read about Web services. It seems like every trade publication, book, and Web site mentions Web services. Unfortunately, most of the current coverage does not clearly explain what Web services are really all about. It just trumpets how wonderful they are; which comes across as hype. Chapter 1 focuses on two things: explaining what Web services are really all about and showing you scenarios where you should use Web services and scenarios where you shouldn't.