Chapter 15. Creating Web Services with .NET
Microsoft, one of the early backers of the Web services concepts and standards, is also one of the vendors who is betting the future on the success of Web services. The .NET platform is designed from the ground up to support the efforts of Web services developers and consumers.
The conversion of almost the entire Microsoft software development toolset to create .NET applications is proof of this commitment. As of this writing, of all the tools in the Visual Studio IDE, only Visual C++ contains an option to generate traditionally compiled executables, which are called unmanaged applications.
Visual Studio ...