The difference is the infrastructure (soap/wsdl/uddi, etc), you don't have to start from scratch, tools are available, usually you don't build a system in a vacuum (there can be another services, that you want to access from your application).
posted 10 years ago
Good one for the WS forum...tossing it over.
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