He who controls the past commands the future. He who commands the future conquers the past.
Most of the time you'll use development tools to help you expose and invoke Web services. Chapter 5 focuses on the Microsoft SOAP Toolkit as one of these tools. The toolkit is COM-based and can be used with any COM-capable programming language, including Visual Basic 6.0, VBScript, and Visual C++. This chapter explains the toolkit's components and architecture and shows you how to use it to expose and invoke Web services.