Web services are changing the way we think about distributed software systems, but there's a limit
to what they can do. This book describes the core enabling technologies—WSDL, SOAP, and
UDDI—and identifies where Web services begin and end and where existing technologies take
This book describes the concepts behind the basic Web services technologies, and it also includes
chapters on ebXML, additional Web services technologies, and product implementations. The
book is intended for IT professionals who are interested in understanding Web services, how they
work, and what they are good for.