SOAP Web Services

  • Antonio Goncalves


The term web service implies “something” accessible on the “web” that gives you a “service.” The first example that comes to our mind is an HTML page: it’s accessible online and, once read, it gives you the information you were looking for. Another kind of web service is the Servlets. They are bound to a URL, therefore accessible on the web, and they perform any kind of processing. But the term “web services” quickly became a buzzword, got assimilated to Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and today web services are part of our day-to-day architectural life. Web services applications can be implemented with different technologies such as SOAP, described in this chapter, or REST (see next chapter).


Simple Object Access Protocol Common Object Request Broker Architecture Remote Procedure Call Remote Method Invocation Simple Object Access Protocol Message 
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© Antonio Goncalves 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Antonio Goncalves
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  1. 1.ParisFrance

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