Web Services

Web Services

Jana Polgar (Monash University in Melbourne, Australia), Robert Mark Braum (Monash University in Melbourne, Australia), and Tony Polgar (Coles Myer, Australia)
Copyright: © 2006 |Pages: 27
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-661-7.ch004
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Web services aim to provide application-to-application interoperability. Messages are exchanged between two parties called service provider and service requestor. The messages are described in an abstract way and then bound to a concrete network protocol and message format. The message exchange between provider and requester results in the invocation of an operation. A collection of operations represents an interface to the service. This interface is then bound to a concrete protocol and message format via one or more bindings. The interface definition and operation implementation are the responsibility of the service providers.

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