In this chapter, you’ll learn:
The basic operating concepts behind Web services.
How to create a Web service.
How to make use of (that is, consume) a Web service.
Have you ever looked at the information on a Web page and wished you could get the same information (minus the page layout and advertising) and use it on your own site? Of course you have. Every Web developer in the world wishes he or she could get data or processing services from all over the Web and combine them in new ways to produce exciting new sites. This is the promise that makes Web services so appealing.