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Service-Oriented Architecture: A Field Guide to Integrating XML and Web Services by Thomas Erl

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Chapter 3. Introduction to Web services technologies

Introduction to Web services technologies

Before we delve into the concepts and technology behind Web services, let's complete the timeline we began at the beginning of the previous chapter. In 2000, the W3C accepted a submission for the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP). This XML-based messaging format established a transmission framework for inter-application (or inter-service) communication via HTTP. ...

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