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I have been reading about Web Services (SOAP, RPC etc) but somehow I am not convinced how the Web Services can be put to practice. Most of the examples I came across are either Weather, Temprature, Currency , Airline Reservation etc., I dont understand the benefit in making these as Web Services. Looking forward for your views on this Thanks
rahul V kumar
Joined: May 20, 2003
Am I getting this one right ??? For Non-Browser machines, if they want to get weather related information, it would be easier if weather.com had a web service running. What if they dont have a web service running ?? Then I might be forced to use the URL object and what i would be ending up doing is parsing the HTTP response that I got from weather.com 2) Say I am hosting two websites from two different machines. One of the websites have Credit card interfaces in them (Using Java Beans). Now I would like to get my other website credit card enabled. How should I go about this ??? a) copy the credit card interfaces on the other box b) Have a Credit Card Webservice on Box 1 and invoke that from Box 2. c) I am totally wrong Thanks
One thing web services make easy is a customized "Portal". Suppose you want to let users create their own view of your web site by adding selected bits - for example, current headlines, weather, stock quotes, etc. - each of these bits can come from a separate web service source but be presented on your site in a coherent page, reformatted to your style. Bill