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Special Edition Using SOAP by John Paul Mueller

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Introduction

For years, Microsoft has tried to convince you that COM, DCOM, and COM+ were the grail of application development—that they could answer your every need. The reality for most of us is that these technologies work great on a LAN, somewhat on a WAN, and barely or not at all on the Internet. So, at this point, you may consider doing something rash when the boss asks you to scale your application to work in a distributed environment. You contemplate the huge investment you made in Microsoft technology and realize that it won’t work in the new application environment. Don’t worry, all is not lost; you can still recover. Converting all or part of your application to SOAP may be the solution you were looking for all along.

I’ll warn you ...

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