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JBoss AS 5 Development by Francesco Marchioni

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Chapter 10. Developing Applications with JBoss Web Services

Any program is only as good as it is useful. Linus Torvalds

Web Services are defined by W3C as a software system designed to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction over a network.

What makes Web Services different from other forms of distributed computing is that information is exchanged using only simple and non-proprietary protocols. This means the services can communicate with each other regardless of location, platform, or programming language. Essentially, the Web Services protocols provide a platform-independent way to perform Remote Procedure Calls (RPCs).

The focus of this chapter will be on JBossWS, a Web Service framework developed as part of the JBoss Application ...

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