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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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A Quick Tour of Web Services Tools

The preceding discussion is fine in theory, but how do these tools work in practice? To answer that question, I use WebSphere Studio Application Developer to show you how to develop a Web service. In the rest of this chapter I'll illustrate the tools by developing a simple Web application that gives Canadian travelers weather information about their U.S. destinations. Because Canada uses the Celsius temperature scale and the U.S. uses the Fahrenheit scale, our first task is to develop a Web service that performs temperature conversion.

I have used this temperature conversion example in other contexts and am sometimes criticized by those who claim this is not a convincing Web service. Temperature conversion is ...

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