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Real World XML Web Services: For VB and VB .NET Developers by Yasser Shohoud

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12.5. Java Clients

Owing to the relatively recent popularity of Java and J2EE, many businesses have Java applications that need to be integrated with VB/COM applications. For this reason, I consider interop with Java clients/services an important element of successful Web service implementations.

There are many SOAP implementations in the Java world ranging from free, open-source implementations to productized, fully supported tools. Some of the tools participating in interop testing include Apache SOAP, Apache Axis, WASP Developer (from Systinet) and GLUE (from The Mind Electric).

Apache SOAP is one of the original, early-on SOAP implementations. It started as an IBM SOAP stack named SOAP4J and was then turned over to the Apache Software Foundation ...

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