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E-business, which encompasses such activities as buying and selling products and services and serving customers and collaborating with business partners on the Internet, continues to evolve and expand to handle an increasing number of business transactions. For an e-business to be successful, it must use sound business practices and have a strong and flexible infrastructure. The technologies on which the infrastructure is based continue to grow and produce more refined capabilities. The Java** programming language, Extensible Markup Language (XML), and transcoding are three technologies currently contributing to building the e-business infrastructure.
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