Chapter 7. Web Services Architecture: Additional Technologies

After the core standards are in place for data definition, service description, message transport, and service discovery, additional technologies are needed to complete a Web services architecture that supports a broad variety of applications. Although the core standards are sufficient for many purposes, complex and critical business applications require additional features and functions.

SOAP, WSDL, and UDDI supply the basic infrastructure, like the tracks of a railroad. But a railroad also requires a system of signals, switches, and stations in order to run effectively; Web services need security, process flow, transactions, guaranteed messaging, and so on to represent a complete computing ...

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