Date Added: Feb 2012
The demand for technologies that support integration of heterogeneous systems is increasing. Web Service is a rapidly evolving application-integration technology that allows applications in heterogeneous environments to communicate with each other. Web services are mainly realized in two ways -SOAP based services and Restful services. SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) based services are more powerful and more interoperable. Therefore, SOAP-based Web Services are the popular choice for Enterprise applications. Currently, several SOAP-based web service implementations are available. These implementations differ in their performance.