The Oracle ATG Web Commerce platform provides infrastructure and tools that enable you to expose a wide range of Oracle ATG Web Commerce functionality as Web Services. There are three kinds of Web Services you can create that expose Oracle ATG Web Commerce functionality:

This chapter describes the infrastructure for creating these services. It focuses on Web Services that invoke Nucleus methods, but most of what is described here applies to all three types of services. For information specific to Web Services that send JMS messages, see the Creating JMS Web Services chapter. For information specific to Web Services that perform repository operations, see the Creating Repository Web Services chapter.

This chapter includes the following sections: