Asynchronous operations and web services, Part 3, Add business semantics to web services

Three new specifications open a world of e-business possibilities

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Holt Adams

Date archived: January 5, 2017 | First published: October 01, 2002

In previous installments of this series, Holt Adams explained the relevance of asynchronous operations for web services and saw some patterns for building asynchronous services. Now he tackles three new specifications -- Business Process Execution Language for Web Services, Web Services Coordination, and Web Services Transaction -- and explains how they open up a world of possibilities for web services developers. You'll see how these three specifications can support asynchronous operations and create an operational programming environment that mirrors real-life business interactions.

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