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Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Unleashed by Mike Snell, Lars Powers

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Chapter 16. Web Services and Visual Studio

Web services are currently transforming the way we think of the Web and how we leverage it to build software. Prior to web services, the Web was mostly considered a delivery mechanism for user interfaces. Of course, that was a huge deal given that these user interfaces did not require deployment but instead worked inside a browser. Web services have a similar potential. At their core, they represent a method (or service) that executes on a server and then leverages the ubiquitous communication mechanism that is the Web. In addition, ...

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