Building a SOAP Service with WebObjects

To illustrate the simple techniques involved, in this section we'll build a Topic Tracker as a SOAP service for the online forum.

However, before that, as an introduction we'll build a simple Hello World greeting application as a WebObjects SOAP service.

Introduction to SOAP

SOAP is a simple protocol for the transfer of messages between applications. It is based on XML and lays out some conventions for communications between two applications.

The purpose of SOAP is to enable business-to-business communication; to enable a Web service provider to vend its service in an open and easily accessible manner. Thus, enabling other service providers to incorporate these services into their applications. In addition, ...

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