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Chapter 59. Creating and Consuming Web Services

Understanding Web Services

At its very simplest, a Web service is a Web-based application that can communicate and exchange data with other such applications over the Internet without regard for application, platform, syntax, or architecture. The Web services technology provides a standardized way of communicating between—and integrating with—applications that connect to the Internet. Web services are made possible by industry standards such as the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) and Hypertext Transfer Protocol ...

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