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WSIA and WSRP are new Web services standards that enable businesses to create user- facing, visual, and interactive Web services that organizations can easily plug-and-play into their applications and portals. This article will familiarize you with these technologies and illustrate how they can help your businesses. One of the main promises of Web services is enabling the assembly of Web applications from functional components distributed across multiple locations. However, until now the assembly of visual, rich, interactive Web applications with a cohesive flow and look-and-feel has been a challenge. Custom programming is required to create a user interface tier for each new Web service, resulting in set-up and maintenance efforts that render business initiatives cost prohibitive as the number of components increases. Web Services for Interactive Applications (WSIA... (more)

Web Services: What Does It Take?

Web services provide a method for encapsulating applications and making them usable in new contexts. Web services technologies are based on two concepts: a service-oriented para-digm and shared standards. The service-oriented paradigm supports one-time encapsulation of business processes and their usage in multiple locations. The second, a set of shared standards, allows businesses to expose, discover, and integrate these business processes. Ultimately, Web services enable new business opportunities by reducing business-to-business integration costs and allowing companies to offe... (more)