Chapter 3. Disadvantages and Pitfalls of Web Services

In the previous hour, we looked at what Web services are and how they can be used to solve problems. However, Web services are not a magic bullet solution for every issue; they do have limitations. In this hour, we’ll discuss those issues.

In this hour, you will learn

  • What pitfalls to expect with Web services

  • What performance issues affect Web services

  • How a lack of standards affects Web services

  • How the newness of Web service technology can be a problem

  • What staffing challenges exist when going with a Web services solution

Pitfalls of Web Services

No technology is perfect. Although Web services do a great job at solving certain problems, they bring along issues of their own. Some of these pitfalls ...

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