Service-Oriented Smart Clients
In this chapter, we described how to develop an SOSC by combining the SOA and service client technologies. You learned how adding a smart agent, a special component of an SOSC, can enhance media and communication agility for a smart client. We then discussed how to maintain state and use concurrency within this environment. We concluded by returning to the example developed in the previous two chapters to show how XML Web Services and an SOA can be leveraged by a smart client. The example demonstrated how SOSCs can reduce the duplication of clients and provide a seamless solution that allows users to reach both local and global resources. In the next chapter, we will discuss some of the difficulties in testing an SOSC in this environment.
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