Monthly Archives: September 2008

Basics: How Web Services Work

Web Services are all about XML: A Web Service is described by a document in XML format, in the XML language known as WSDL (Web Services Description Language). This describes the service in terms of the operations, messages, and bindings … Continue reading

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Getting Started With .NET Web Services

All new web service development should use WCF, if possible. There’s an excellent portal to WCF at http://msdn.microsoft.com/wcf. In particular, see Windows Communication Foundation, Conceptual Overview, and Getting Started Tutorial. The old ASMX web service technology is still supported, but … Continue reading

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