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Sams Teach Yourself J2EE™ in 21 Days by Peter Roxburgh, Andy Longshaw, Debbie Law, Dan Haywood, Martin Bond

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Web Service Overview

This first section provides the underlying information and concepts required to successfully implement Web Services. Before employing Web Services, you should understand what problems they are designed to solve and the motivation behind them. This should ensure that you apply Web Services in appropriate places within your application.

What Is a Web Service?

Web Services can be seen as the next stage in the evolution of software. Procedural programming evolved into object-oriented (OO) programming to improve the modelling of system elements and the encapsulation of data and functionality. Component-based development provides a standardized, service-rich framework in which OO functionality can be delivered and built into applications. ...

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