This page does not contain any theoretical discussions of web services. It is more a practical guide to develop such services. The whole stuff is not complete yet. So let's start.
You should really careful think about design before you should start coding a web service. The first line of java code in our actual project was written about six months after we started thinking about the design. To be fair - we developed a prototype in Perl to demonstrate some basic features of the architecture. The problem is, if you start the coding process which is described here then you must have a complete idea about your design and requirements. Many decisions depend on these facts. A web service does not mean Java or SOAP or anything else by default. If you want to develop a full featured management system then it is usually a bad idea to start with a small PHP script because everbody will extend the script until the complete system breaks. So first design and second start coding.
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