Many benefits can be derived from web services
HTTP can be used to invoke web services remotely, i.e., they can be activated via HTTP requests. The functionality of your existing code can be exposed through Web Services. Once your program has been exposed on the network, you can share its functionality with other applications.
Using Web Services, different applications can share data and services. Additionally, web services can be used by other applications. A VB or .NET application can talk to Java web services, and vice versa. Due to their independence from platforms and technologies, Web services are used to make applications more flexible.
Communication between Web Services is governed by a standard protocol. Service Transport, XML Messaging, Service Description, and Service Discovery comprise the Web Services protocol stack. Many businesses benefit from standardisation protocol stacks, including an increase in quality, a reduction in costs, and a wide range of options.
Because SOAP over HTTP is the protocol used to communicate, you can implement Web Services with your existing low-cost internet connection. It is considerably less expensive than proprietary solutions such as EDI/B2B.
Web Services can also be implemented using other reliable transport mechanisms besides SOAP over HTTP. As a result, you can choose the communication method that meets your needs. The FTP protocol can be used to implement Web Services over FTP (Web services over FTP). Loosely coupled applications are software modules that encapsulate discrete functions. Internet communication protocols such as SOAP and XML enable Web Services to be accessed over the Internet.
Applications and Web services can access these Web Services, regardless of their development environment (such as C++, Java, .NET, PHP, Perl, etc.). Since they are loosely coupled, applications can use them regardless of their programming language. Applications written in VB or .NET have used Web Services developed with Java technologies.
Several technologies are used to distribute computing in today’s complex business environment, such as EAI, EDI, B2B, portals, etc. Using Web Services, businesses can take advantage of existing investments in these technologies.
By using Web Services, software can be developed faster since they are self-descriptive applications. This enables other business partners to develop applications and do business quickly. This reduces the development time for businesses, saving them money and time.
With Web Services automatic discovery, businesses can easily find Service Providers. This will make it easier for your customers to find your services. Revenue can also be increased by exposing your own Web Services to other businesses.
The ease with which Web Services connects with partners has created new business opportunities.