Development and Deployment of Web Services

Development and Deployment of Web Services

Radhika Jain (Georgia State University, USA) and Balasubramaniam Ramesh (Georgia State University, USA)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 6
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-799-7.ch033
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A Web service is an interface that describes a collection of operations that are network accessible through standardized XML (extensible markup language) messaging specifications such as SOAP, WSDL (Web service description language), and UDDI to provide open, XML-based mechanisms for application interoperability, service description, and service discovery (Kim & Jain, 2005). They are self-contained, modular units of application logic that provide business functionality to other applications via an Internet connection (Srivastava & Koehler, 2003). Although Web services are a relatively new concept, they provide a solution to the set of serious problems that have plagued enterprise systems using a service-oriented architecture (SOA). Web services address a similar set of problems that middleware technologies such as CORBA, RPC, COM, and RMI address by providing a tightly coupled and vendor-driven proprietary environment for implementing SOA.

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