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WebService terminologies

 
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I am new to WebSerice. There are different terminologies are used in the WebServices implementation. Invoke a WebService / Consume a WebService / Publish a WebService.
Whether Publish / Invoke a WebSevice is similar ?
 
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No - publishing is what happens on the server side. Invoking is the same as consuming the WS - it's what the client does.
 
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I've seen consuming used when talking about the development process, for example, to generate the classes needed you consume the web service definition. Where as invoking is just like invoking a method, it's when you actually call the service. Publishing, like said above, is what the server side does to make it available for use.
 
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