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Special Edition Using SOAP by John Paul Mueller

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Beyond PDAs to Telephones

You won’t find telephones that run SOAP applications today. In fact, I was surprised to find that some vendors are already creating embedded SOAP applications. (We talked about these applications in Chapter 9.) Embedded applications reside within toasters, your car, and even your television set. As SOAP moves from the desktop to the PDA, it’s only logical that it will move to the telephone as well.

SOAP is a good technology for telephones and other small devices because it provides s simple protocol. Telephones are all about communication. As more people start carrying cellular telephones, the need for connectivity applications will increase. This is an exciting time for SOAP developers because of the many different ...

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