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.NET Web Services: Architecture and Implementation by Keith Ballinger

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Chapter 11. Discovering Web Services

Three things happen during the life cycle of Web service client development and deployment: The first is discovering the Web service you will be using. Next is examining the description of that service and using it to build a client. Third is the execution—the sending of messages.

This book is working through this list backwards: We started with SOAP and HTTP, protocols that are part of the execution phase. After that, we looked at WSDL, which is used to describe Web services. This description phase shouldn't be downplayed, as it is the area of greatest confusion, particularly in terms of interoperability. This chapter covers the very first phase: discovery. If you haven't noticed this missing piece of the puzzle ...

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