Quiz # 2 on Web Services

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1. Web services are:
a) A compilation of companies that create Web pages
b) A set of component-sharing standards for applications to talk to one another
c) A Web-enabled automated email creation and response system
d) Web-hosting and storage offered by a 3rd-party ASPs

2. Web Services Description Language is:
a) A programmatic Java method of calling components remotely
b) XML text that contains details about a Web Service
c) A windows-only standard for sharing components
d) None of the above

3. What is Harmony:
a)A metaservice that contains listings of other Web services that partner
with Lotus and IBM
b)A method of delivering balanced Web services
c)The code-name for a Lotus/IBM product that will extract K-station services
and reconstruct them as Web services on top of the WebSphere Portal Server
d) None of the above



The answer for #1 is B:
Web services' are a set of component-sharing standards, (similar to COBRA, DCOM, and RMI) designed to let applications talk to each other.

The answer for #2 is B:
Web Services Description Language (WSDL) is a XML text that contains details about a Web Service.

The answer for #3 is C:
Harmony is the code-name for a product that IBM and Lotus plan to introduce as an interoperable bundle of the K-station collaboration services and WebSphere portal offerings that will include links to back-office and legacy systems.

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