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what is "Proxy"?

 
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What "proxy" mean in Web Service world?
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Proxy refers to the client code which actually consumes the webservice. All the method invocation of the webservice are done through the proxy.
 
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Originally posted by Anthony Karta:
What "proxy" mean in Web Service world?



I think it means the same for all technologies.
A go between with some intelligent feature.
 
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Originally posted by Anup Kumar:
Proxy refers to the client code which actually consumes the webservice. All the method invocation of the webservice are done through the proxy.



do we create the proxy or it is generated by utility or IDE?

I read somewhere, it said "consuming web services is easy, just create a proxy"

does "proxy" means exposing web services interface/methods to outside world/client?
 
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Originally posted by Anthony Karta:


do we create the proxy or it is generated by utility or IDE?
I read somewhere, it said "consuming web services is easy, just create a proxy"
does "proxy" means exposing web services interface/methods to outside world/client?



IDE's can create proxy for you if you provide them with the WSDL. You need not create it from scratch.
proxy doesnt mean exposing web services interfaces/methods to outside world/client. First of all it refers to the client side code and not the server side. Secondly, proxy just provide a handle to the client application to get hold of the methods provided by the webservice.
 
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