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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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Proxy-Based Mobile Systems

When developing mobile Web services-based applications, a variety of different architectures are possible. A mobile systems architecture that is commonly used is a proxy-based one in which the mobile application communicates only with a proxy server. The proxy server in turn communicates with and manages the back-end resources, such as Web services.

Figure 10-6 depicts the block diagram architecture of a proxy-based mobile application. The mobile device is capable of running multiple applications. Each of these mobile applications presents a front-end user interface that presents information to users and captures user input. The application does only enough processing on the user input so that the proxy server can properly ...

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