Sams Teach Yourself ASP.NET in 21 Days, Second Edition By Chris Payne
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Week 3. At a Glance
Yesterday you learned about building components for your ASP.NET applications. These components can be used over the Internet to provide functionality for your ASP.NET pages. What happens, though, when you want these components to be available without having to use ASP.NET pages?
XML Web services are a new way to deploy applications. Using XML and other standard technologies, Web services enable applications and components to talk to other applications no matter where they're located, whether it's on the same machine or across the globe.
Today will be spent learning all about building Web services. They're a revolutionary way to think about Web applications and are an essential topic for ASP.NET developers. Tomorrow, you'll learn how use these services in your ASP.NET applications.
Today's lesson will cover the following:
What Web services are
How Web services work
When to use Web services
How to build Web services
How to create Web services from existing business objects