Updated: 06/12/2008

About Web Services

The evolution of the internet and its exponential growth in recent years has resulted in gradual shift from desktop to distributed applications. This shift has led to the development of complex enterprise applications that are managed across different platforms and geographical boundaries. A Web Service exposes a number of methods to provide functions that can be used by one or more applications, regardless of the programming languages, operating systems, and hardware platforms used to develop them.