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The Web Services Value Chain


By Jean-Christophe Cimetiere of TechMetrix Research

By Jean-Christophe Cimetiere of TechMetrix Research A Web service has five basic components: Application server infrastructure (e.g.

A Web service has five basic components:

  • Application server infrastructure (e.g., J2EE, MS.NET, or OSS)
  • Standards (e.g., XML, SOAP, and WSL)
  • Web services servers (e.g., for security, authentication, and session)
  • Web services developers (those who develop the Web services)
  • Web services marketers (those who sell the Web services)

In this tutorial, we will explain each of these components and touch on some of the key players in each space.

This article was originally published on Aug 30, 2001
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