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Inside ColdFusion™ MX by Robi Sen, Neil Ross, John Cummings

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Chapter 21. Web Services and ColdFusion

In this chapter, you will learn about the web service paradigm, how to use ColdFusion components (CFCs) to create web services, and how to invoke web services. Although ColdFusion MX web services have some limitations, they are the easiest web service implementation to use. Before we get into the implementation details, though, let’s make sure we share a common understanding of what a web service is.

Web Service Basics

Web services have become a hot topic these days with vendors hyping their web service implementations and technologies, yet few people seem to be able to agree on what a web service really is. Figure 21.1 should give you some idea of what web services actually entail.

Figure 21.1. The different ...

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