I'm new to the world of webservices and am awaiting my reading/study material to come in. I'd like to get a general understand on one issue. Can I write a service which is server independent? I'd like a codebase which would easily run on IIS, Apache, etc. What are my best programming lang. choices? It is better all together to write the webservice/server all in one and skip a third party server?
Any feedback is greatly appreciated.