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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Visual Basic® .NET by Jeff Spotts, Brian Siler

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Sharing Functionality with Web Services

Another type of Web project available in Visual Basic .NET is the Web Service. Web Services provide a standard framework for sharing functionality and data within different areas of your organization, or even the whole world via the Internet. Like Web Applications, Web Services are built on ASP.NET technology and run in IIS. However, they do not have a user interface component; people do not access Web services, programs do. Some other important characteristics of Web services are

  • Clients and Web services communicate by passing text messages using standard communication protocols. This layer of abstraction makes it easier to use Web services across different operating systems, because most operating systems ...

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