Over the past decade, we have seen phenomenal interest in the deployment of Web services in many enterprise applications. Web services are a new type of Web applications based on the Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) that allows interoperability between different platforms, systems and applications. There has been in the past such technologies, such as CORBA - Common Object Request Broker Architecture (139), which enabled interoperability, however they had quiet major limitations (e.g. the use of object model in the case of CORBA), which obvious have limited the scale of their use.
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