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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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Using SOAP and WSDL

While many of the more advanced features of the emerging Web services architecture are still being built into many of the platforms, support for SOAP and WSDL in most vendors' Web services toolkits is widespread and makes binding to and using Web services straightforward. In this section, we investigate how a typical application server and can be used to deploy our simple banking example, and how it can be later consumed by a client application. The overall architecture can be seen in Figure 3-37.

Figure 3-37. Cross-platform banking Web service example.

The architecture for this sample is typical of Web services applications ...

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