Frequently asked questions about Web Services
What are Web Services?
Web Services is a catch-all name for a family of
technologies which enable organizations to promote their
products and services to ever-larger audiences.
Put simply, it is a software framework which hides much of
the complexity of developing software and enables a business
to use simple code modules to perform such tasks as
displaying information on a web page, processing customer
information delivered from a browser, and otherwise helping
to automate tedious jobs.
We already have a web site; why should we care about Web Services?
Your web site is both an informational resource to attract and
educate your customers and a platform for delivering products
and services. Increasingly, the delivery of your products and
services will depend on a robust, modern web site including an
attractive, user-friendly front end combined with powerful database
and business logic processing on the back end.
To develop a powerful web presence without breaking
the bank, increasingly companies are turning to web services;
just as spreadsheets replaced manual number crunching and
tedious financial programming twenty years ago, so web
services are today replacing expensive efforts to reinvent
the wheel, allowing businesses to concentrate on their core
Isn't Web Services expensive?
Web Services is different, not more expensive. In fact it
may be less expensive to implement a site using modern Web
Services than to hand-code all the business logic and
database manipulation that goes into a modern website.
Maintenance also becomes easier when the website's underlying
structure is largely composed of standard objects.
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