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Web Services: A Manager's Guide by Anne Thomas Manes

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Foreword: Understanding the Power (and Limitations) of Web Services

This book performs a valuable service for managers seeking to harness the business potential of Web services technology. Web services represent a major step in the direction of service-oriented architectures, and these, in turn, will provide a foundation for extraordinary innovation in business practices and industry structures.

As with any new technology, there is enormous confusion, generated by the hype machines of major technology vendors and assorted enthusiasts. Will Web services enable dynamic composition of applications from hundreds of micro-services? Will Web services truly allow all applications to finally connect seamlessly with all other applications? Will we finally ...

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