Web Services


Was sind Web Services?
Nachfolgend eine kleine Übersicht:
CNET.com: NTT joins Web services directory effort
„UDDI is among four specifications gaining importance as the concept of Web services becomes more widespread. The others are Extensible Markup Language (XML), Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) and Web Services Description Language (WSDL).
To understand how these protocols work together, imagine an ordinary phone call. In Web services parlance, XML represents the conversation, SOAP describes the rules for how to call someone, and UDDI is the phone book. WSDL describes what the phone call is about and how you can participate“
CNET.com: Web services: The new buzz
„Is it the next big thing or the next big hype?“
GAUSS: Web Services – Hype oder Revolution?
XML.com: A Web Services Primer
„Web services are a new breed of Web application. They are self-contained, self-describing, modular applications that can be published, located, and invoked across the Web. Web services perform functions, which can be anything from simple requests to complicated business processes…Once a Web service is deployed, other applications (and other Web services) can discover and invoke the deployed service.“