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

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Registering Web Services with UDDI

Earlier, we saw how a Web service can be defined using WSDL. Now we need some way to publish its existence to the rest of the world. Admittedly, this isn't necessary if the people using your service explicitly know that it exists and how to find information about it. However, it has been suggested that in the future such a scenario will be the exception, not the rule.

The big picture—since the early days of distributed object technologies like CORBA—is that it will be possible for clients to discover your service automatically based on their general needs. Imagine that some need functionality to, say, convert grams into pounds and that your service provides that computation logic. These clients will be able ...

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