Web services have been a buzzword for a while....These days, though, Web services are moving to college, so to speak, and lots of people are starting to 'do it' more often and better than before. Tools are maturing, and creating and working with Web services isn't all that hard anymore.
developerWorks: Applying the Web Services Invocation Framework(Jun 26, 2002)
Will Web services let J2EE and .NET play together?(May 20, 2002)
developerWorks: Deploying Web services with WSDL: Part 1(May 06, 2002)
Web Services and the Security Issue - WS-Security(Apr 16, 2002)
IBM DeveloperWorks: Apache SOAP type mapping, Part 1: Exploring Apache's serialization APIs(Apr 05, 2002)
Sun extends SOAP support across Sun ONE integrated product portfolio(Oct 23, 2001)