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.