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web services

Automated resources accessed via the Internet. Web services are software-powered resources or functional components whose capabilities can be accessed at an internet URI. Standards-based web services use XML to interact with each other, which allows them to link up on demand using loose coupling.

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Loosely Coupled articles:

Web services in a nutshell
Keeping it to less than a dozen words is a good rule of thumb for an elevator pitch ...

Business definitions of web services
Two competing definitions of web services, one founded in technology, the other taking a business angle ...

What is a web service, anyway?
Representatives of Sun and Microsoft spent a morning in court earlier this week attempting to define web services in terms that would make sense to a judge ...

Useful Web resources:

Web Services Architecture
Document by the W3C's Web Services Architecture Working Group describing web services

The Past, Present and Future of Web Services
A well-researched overview of the evolution of web services by software consultant Uche Ogbuji


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