Chapter 3. Web Services Overview
Web services are a new phenomenon in the computer industry. The concept of a Web service is based on service-based computing which we discuss in Chapter 2.
Section 2.2.5 provides a business-level discussion about Web services and a corresponding definition. A technical-level definition for Web service requires us to first define a service. The definition of a service as given below is not necessarily precise or all encompassing, but rather a working description of the notion of a service. ...