I have just little background in web and I need to do this task by myself so I will be most grateful for your help
this is what my boss told me to do (as far as I understand) - I have to write a web service server which gets some parameters in SOAP message from a web site, check their validity and then insert/update them in a SQL DB. I have to do it using vb.NET in Visual Studio 2010. I read a bit about it and if I understand correctly .NET takes care already of the SOAP an WSDL issue, it is transparent to me, isn't it? or should I install or implement anything concerning that? I saw some examples in the net that all you have to do is to implement web_method in the asmx file, is it so? if yes, which parameters will my method get - the whole bunch of 20 parametres supposed to be in the message? It seems to me I need to know who consumes the service and how, no? or I can assume that he will adjust himself to the service I offer?
anything I need to declare or to update in order to connect to the DB?
Sorry for the length, Hope I am understood... Any help will be appreciated - uf the answer is too long I will be happy just to get a pointer to some relevant material I can read and learn.
Thanks a lot