Exposing EJBs Through Web Service Protocols

The types of application functionality exposed through Web Service protocols will be many and varied. The variety of such applications will match, if not exceed, the variety of browser-based applications found on the Web. This means that Web Service applications will have a variety of requirements for such systemic qualities as scalability, availability, performance, and so on. Essentially, Web Service applications are just like any other application. Because of their requirements for scalability and availability, the functionality behind many Java-based Web Services will be implemented using EJBs. What is needed then is a simple way to expose this functionality while keeping overhead to the minimum. ...

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