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Difference between component and web service?

 
Gurumurthy Ramamurthy
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Guys,

What is the diff. between webservices and components?

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Guru
 
Lasse Koskela
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A component can be pretty much any kind of packaged functionality (anything from a single Java class to a group of 13 EJBs to a shell script -- even a Word document can pass the definition for a component) while a web service indicates that it's accessible over the Web using SOAP. In other words, "web service" is a more specialized term than "component".
 
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