Chapter of the week: XML Web services

This chapter, excerpted from Core C# and .NET, takes a look at the pluses and minues of implementing and consuming Web services in a .NET environment, presenting Web services from both the server and client perspective.

About the Chapter
Many embrace XML Web services as technology that will spell the end to heavy and complex solutions for distributed communications. At the root of its appeal is the fact that Web services are based on standardized technologies like HTTP and XML that are designed to promote seamless interoperability among different operating systems. This chapter, excerpted from Core C# and .NET, takes a look at the pluses and minues of implementing and consuming Web services in a .NET environment, presenting Web services from both the server and client perspective.
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About the Book
Core C# and .NET is a guide to achieving exceptional results with C# 2.0 and .NET 2.0. Writing for experienced programmers, Stephen Perry presents today's best practices for leveraging both C# 2.0 language features and Microsoft's .NET 2.0 infrastructure. The book focuses on solving real-world problems with serious code. Perry's coverage ranges from new C# generics to Web services, from reflection to security. He introduces the development of Windows Forms applications and the effective use of GDI+ graphics classes. He offers guidance on data management with XML and ADO.NET, and advanced coverage of threading, remoting and code security. Perry also presents a section on Web development, covering ASP.NET, state management, HTTP requests and more.

About the Author
Stephen Perry has over 25 years' experience in computing as a programmer, program manager, System Administrator, IT Director, Director of Software Development and consultant. Over that time, Perry has delivered results on virtually every leading production platform, from C# and VB.NET to the IBM 360/370 mainframe and DEC PDP-11 minicomputer.

Note: Reproduced from Core C# and .NET, ISBN: 0131472275. Copyright 2006 with permission from Prentice Hall PTR.

This was first published in October 2005

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