Oracle® Fusion Middleware

Understanding Web Services

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September 2019

This document introduces Web services for Oracle Fusion Middleware and provides a documentation roadmap.

Web services are loosely coupled, distributed environments that allow companies to integrate heterogeneous applications within the enterprise or expose business functions to their customers and partners over the Internet. Because you access web services using standard Web protocols such as XML or HTTP, the diverse and heterogeneous applications on the Web (which typically already understand XML and HTTP) can automatically access web services and communicate with each other.