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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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Java Stub Generation

As you observed in the preceding section, using WSIF for stubless, dynamic invocation can be quite compelling; however, it does make the client code difficult to read. With so much of the software development life cycle preoccupied with maintenance, clarity in program logic and flow is critically important. Fortunately, WSIF can address this need without sacrificing functionality.

WSIF includes a code generation utility that produces (and compiles) Java stubs from a WSDL description. This in itself is not particularly new or startling: As soon as WSDL appeared, people began creating simple code generators, and now it has become a commonplace tool accompanying any Web services framework such as Microsoft's .NET. IBM's Web ...

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