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Java™ Web Services Unleashed by Mark Wutka, Joseph Weber, Arthur Ryman, K. Scott Morrison, Benoît Marchal, Matthias Kloppmann, Steven Haines, Darren Govoni, Francisco Curbera, Frank Cohen, Robert Brunner

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The Web Service Framework

To actually deploy a Web service in Java, however, a bit more work is required. Primarily this is a result of the fact that Java does not yet provide native support for Web services, something that, as you saw in Chapter 4, is being addressed through the Java community process.

The SOAP Toolkit

What you need to deploy the Web service is a server to host your service, and something that will direct incoming SOAP requests to your method. You took care of the server part in Chapter 4 by downloading and installing the Tomcat server. For the SOAP service, you also need to return to the Apache Software Foundation (ASF), which provides not one, but two different SOAP toolkits. Formally, these products are part of the XML project ...

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