Chapter 2. An Overview of Java Web Services

This chapter provides an overview of the capabilities provided by the Java Web Service (JWS) standards supported by Java EE 5 and Java SE 6. The discussion starts (Section 2.1) by looking at the role of JWS in SOA application development. Next (Section 2.2), some of the Java EE 5 “ease-of-use” features are covered. Making the programming process easier was stated as the number-one goal for the release of Java EE 5 Web Services, so right up front there is a quick review of these ease-of-use design decisions and their impact on development.

The main discussion in this chapter (Sections 2.32.5) groups each JWS capability according to the Java Specification Request1 (JSR) that defines it. As each of the ...

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