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Special Edition Using SOAP by John Paul Mueller

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Case Study

The main reason to use SOAP today is to create distributed applications that run over the Internet. Yes, you can use SOAP for other types of development and it’ll work fine, but SOAP isn’t a cure all for every programming problem on your network. It’s one solution out of many. DCOM and other wire protocols still have a place in your enterprise and you need to keep that in mind as you develop new applications.

So, how are some companies using SOAP today? Many of the pioneers are still in the testing stage as I write this. SOAP is an exciting technology, but the standard is still changing on a daily basis, so many companies have relegated SOAP to research for future products. The bottom line is that you shouldn’t rush into a SOAP project ...

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