Discover how you can use XML-based Web services to dramatically improve the data sharing and communication capabilities in your organization. This pragmatic guide teaches you how to exploit the interoperability features of the Microsoft .NET Framework to build highly available, platform-independent Web services. Easy-to-follow sample applications demonstrate real-world solutions to common business problems that Web services can help resolve. As you work through these hands-on examples, you’ll learn when a Web service will offer the best business solution—and get the guidance you need to integrate data exchange and communication with remote employees, partners, and customers.
Discover how to:
- Tightly integrate electronic B2B data exchange with business partners
- Simplify collaboration and intranet communications for mobile workers
- Use SOAP to enable legacy and other disparate systems to interoperate
- Create customer-ready Web interfaces for any hardware, including smart devices
- Help secure Web services using encryption, authentication, and authorization
- Help protect user password privacy and data integrity on the Web
- Test custom-built Web services before consuming them
- Monitor and optimize Web service performance—now and for the future
About the Author
Chris Boar has 14 years of experience in the IT industry, including software development, system management, network implementation, and technical training. A Microsoft Certified Trainer, Chris currently develops training for developers as a member of Microsoft’s Training and Certification division.