Synopses & Reviews
Understanding SOAP begins with a discussion of distributed object computing, reviewing the current technologies. It then discusses the realities that make distributed object computing so difficult. Given these realities, the book provides a case study of a current technology to show why it is so difficult to distribute objects and why a protocol, such as SOAP, is such an important topic. An in-depth example gives you a working scenario of what is involved with distributed object computing and SOAP. Finally, the book discusses the future of SOAP, to include language binding and system integration. This book provides you with an accelerated approach to understanding how XML applies to distributed systems, specifically using the SOAP protocol.
Microsoft's latest open protocol standard in interoperability is covered in "Understanding SOAP". Including a working SOAP implementation, this guide helps readers gain access to applications that once were blocked by firewalls. SOAP allows business software programs to communicate over the Internet regardless of the platform on which they are based.