Chapter 21. Web Services Interoperability

The primary reason that Web services have gathered so much attention from the vendors of software products and professional software developers is the promise of interoperability across platforms and programming languages. But, before you jump into the fray, you might be wise to stop and consider how true this promise of interoperability is.

In this hour, we will cover the issues surrounding interoperability. We will begin by stating the goals of Web services, and then move on to the limitations that have been discovered in the real world. Following that, we will discuss the industry’s efforts to work through these issues.

In this hour you will learn about

  • Interoperability goals

  • Interoperability limitations ...

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