Chapter 10. Web Services

In this chapter, we will cover:

  • Creating an EJB-based web service using JAX-WS
  • Creating an EJB-based web service using JAX-RS
  • Using an MDB as part of a web service

Introduction

A Web Service is an application which provides functionality for a client. Clients are typically web browsers but can also be standard applications. The communication between a client and a service is facilitated through standard protocols that connect to end-points created for the services. The term, endpoint, refers to a specific location used to access the web service.

From a Java perspective, web services can be divided into two broad categories. The first category is the Java API for XML Web Services (JAX-WS) and is based on XML and the Simple Object ...

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