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Sams Teach Yourself Web Services in 24 Hours by Mike Kopack, Stephen Potts

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Chapter 6. The Web Services Architecture

The goal of this hour is to explain the core architecture that makes up Web services. We will concentrate on the interactions between core elements of the architecture and how this interaction provides the desired result: the successful sending of a message and receiving of a response. In addition, we will cover why this architecture is important and how it can improve the way that we program computers.

In this hour, you will learn

  • The goal of the architecture

  • The major software pieces that combine to create Web services

  • How the major pieces work together to make Web services work

The Goal of the Web Services Architecture

At the highest level, the goal of Web services is application-to-application communication ...

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