28.4. Consuming a Web Service

Now that we have defined and deployed our web service, we can consume it from a client application. A web service client can be any type of application or even another web service. You enable a client application to consume a web service by adding a web service reference to the application. This process defines the proxy class that allows the client to access the web service.

28.4.1. Creating a Client in Netbeans to Consume the HugeInteger Web Service

In this section, you’ll use Netbeans to create a client Java desktop GUI application, then you’ll add a web service reference to the project so the client can access the web service. When you add the web service reference, the IDE creates and compiles the client-side ...

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