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Developing Enterprise Web Services: An Architect's Guide by James Webber - Ph.D., Sandeep Chatterjee - Ph.D.

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Why Web Services Are Important

Web services represent a new paradigm in application architecture and development. The importance of Web services is not that they are new, but that this new technology addresses the needs of application development. To understand this new paradigm, let us first look at the application paradigm that preceded Web services—Web applications.

The Evolution of Web Applications

Web applications are applications that are available via the World Wide Web (Web) and allow any user anywhere in the world access to its capabilities. This is in contrast to older client-server applications in which only dedicated clients could access the applications residing on the server. Web applications grew the user base from just a few hundred ...

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