Enabling interoperability is one of the greatest benefits of using web services. In the business world, applications work on different platforms with different operating systems running applications whose programming languages vary wildly. For applications to interact
with each other there should be a common method to transparently talk to all the different systems. In fact, the charter of the WS-I, an open industry organization source, is to promote this idea of interoperability across platforms, operating systems, and programming languages.
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Consuming a SQL Anywhere native web service using a .NET client
By Jayaram Krishnaswamy
International Sybase Users Group Technical Journal, May / June 2008, Pages 14 - 19
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