Chapter 8. Web Services Infrastructure

Thus far we've talked a lot about why and where you might use Web services. Although we've looked at the basic technology that supports Web services, we have yet to talk about what you need if you want to build Web services. You don't build applications with technology; you build applications with software products. In this chapter we'll discuss the kind of software products that you can use to build, deploy, manage, and use Web services. These products implement XML, SOAP, WSDL, UDDI, and other Web services technologies. I call these products Web services infrastructure products.

As mentioned in Chapter 2, the realm of Web services suffers from scope creep. Depending on how broadly you're willing to define ...

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