Web services are software systems designed to support interoperable machine-to-machine interaction over a network.

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Sending username and password in every request from iPhone app

I'm writing a mobile app & web service combo that requires user to login. The web service will be using SSL, so are there any reasons against sending the user name and password in every web ...
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Software architecture for authentication/access-control of REST web service

I am setting up a new RESTful web service and I need to provide a role-based access control model. I need to create an architecture that will allow users to provide their username and password to get ...
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Marking services for secure handling; Annotation or inheritance?

We have a lot of services, some that demand some security, some that don't. We want an easy way of telling, in code, if a service will be secure or not. What would be the better way: Annotation or ...
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Internal and external API architecture

The company I work for maintains a successful SaaS product that grew "organically" over the years. We are planning to expand the line with a suite of new products that will share data with the ...
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web services, J2EE, spring, DB integration project ideas- maybe data mining related?

I am a graduate CS student (Data mining and machine learning) and have a good exposure to core JAVA (>3 years). I have read up a bunch of stuff on Design patterns J2EE Web services( soap and rest) ...
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Web2.0, AJAX, HTML5, Facebook, social web, OpenId, OAuth, web browsers… where is it going ? [closed]

We have seen many new things in the last five to seven years on the web: Facebook, HTML5 appeared, new browsers grew strongly, Google failed with Wave. Facebook, GTalk and Gmail are cross-platform ...
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Difference between Web API and Web Service?

I have heard about Web Services and Web API's a lot, is there any difference between them or are the same?
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Question about API and Web application code sharing

This is a design question. I have a multi part application with several user types. There is a user client for the patient that interacts with a web service. There is an API evolving behind the web ...
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Guidance for Web XML Api's

I have to create an API for our application that is accessible over HTTP. I envision the API's responses to be simple XML documents. It won't be a REST API (not in the strict sense of REST). I am ...
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Accessing a Web Service: Learning Resource needed [closed]

I have been searching for resources to learn (Java) Web Services. Although I have found a lot of resources and tutorials on JWS, I am confused with the version numbers, the abbreviations and Metro. ...
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How to obtain GPS Coordinates for local businesses? [closed]

Is anybody aware of a database that consists of businesses, addresses and GPS location information, preferably searchable by city at a minimum? I have an application in mind that I'd like to develop ...
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Advice for good web server development setup [closed]

A month or so ago I created my first LAMP stack and implemented a simple web site that exercised each letter in that acronym. However my development setup was much less than ideal. I don't really ...
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What is the difference between WCF service and a simple Web service in developing using .NET Framework?

My questions are: What is the difference between WCF service and a simple Web service in .NET Framework? What a WCF Service can do which a .NET Web service cant? In other words, what are the ...
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What's the best RESTful URL structure for a recursive resource?

I'm creating a RESTfull service for a tree-like resource structure and was wondering what the best URL structure would be? I have three requirements: be able to get a collection of root resources ...
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Is Project Titan (Facebook email app) going to be a game changer from a programmers perspective?

Is Project Titan (Facebook email app) going to be a game changer from a programmers perspective? Although some details are still scarce, the internet is slowly learning more about this new software. ...
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Geocoding for an application unable to show maps?

We have a situation where our users need to geocode a location (programmatically turn a description into latitude/longitude coordinates) from within an application unable to show a graphic image. ...