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Struts Kick Start by Kevin Bedell, James Turner

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Conclusions

This chapter presented a detailed analysis and sample application to demonstrate integrating Struts with a Web Services application.

Among the important points of the chapter were

  • Web Services fit with Struts Model components. That is, they should be called from the Struts Action class and likely represent an interface to some data or business logic in a remote system.

  • Web Services are a technology based on communication and encoding of data in XML. The SOAP protocol is used for communications of data.

  • Serializing data is the process of converting data in your program into an XML representation that’s independent of any particular computer language or platform. Deserialization is the opposite: It’s the process of taking data in an ...

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