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What is web service ???

Dhinesh babu
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Joined: Jul 04, 2011
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Hi All,

Can anyone give me the brief intro about webservices ?

Thanks in advance
Dhinesh
Ivan Krizsan
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Joined: Oct 04, 2006
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Hi!
The main motivation for web services is platform-independent communication over some network.
To be able to accomplish this, data is usually sent in a textual format, for instance XML, JSON etc.
Wikipedia has a decent introduction of web services: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Web_service
Best wishes!


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