Web services are changing the way we think about distributed software systems, but there's a limit to what they can do. This book describes the core enabling technologies—WSDL, SOAP, and UDDI—and identifies where Web services begin and end and where existing technologies take over.
This book describes the concepts behind the basic Web services technologies, and it also includes chapters on ebXML, additional Web services technologies, and product implementations. The book is intended for IT professionals who are interested in understanding Web services, how they work, and what they are good for.
About Web Services
Web services provide a layer of abstraction above existing software systems, such as application servers, CORBA, .NET servers, ...