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Building Scalable and High-Performance Java™ Web Applications Using J2EE™ Technology by Greg Barish

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Web Services Technologies

Web services technology isn't being pushed by any one company. Instead it's a common vision communicated by participants from a number of companies—from rivals like Microsoft and Sun to relative unknowns like UserLand and young upstarts like Ariba. This vision has been translated into a set of continually evolving standards, much like the evolving standard of HTML. Standardization is coordinated by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). However, those actually implementing Web service technologies based on W3C standards vary from very small open-source groups to very large corporations.

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The purpose of this section is to survey the Web services landscape. Specifically, a brief definition of the individual technologies ...

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