Chapter 8. Implementing Web Services

To be useful, SOAP, WSDL, UDDI, and ebXML need to be widely implemented and available in software products. Only then can the goal of achieving interoperability and integrating disparate software systems be attained. Many software vendors have already begun to implement these and other key Web services specifications, and many more of the vendors have pledged to provide more complete implementations in the future.

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Web services technologies need wide adoption to be useful

Implementation efforts tend to fall into two major categories, leaving Web services developers and deployers with a choice. In the software industry, one large community revolves around the Microsoft environment, and another revolves around ...

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