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Blog Archive for jdcmember during April 2005

I wrote an article, that was just published by DevelopMentor, titled "Schema-driven Web Services". One of the article's ideas is based in large part on ideas in Sameer Tyagi's whitepaper "Patterns and Strategies for Building Document-Based Web Services", which is great.
XML Schema is THE type system of web services. Learn it, use it, live it; don't hide behind Java->WSDL tools. More to the point: JAX-RPC Java->WSDL mechanical translation tools should never be used. Java-to-WSDL is a stunningly poor choice when you want to exchange data with another organization through web services. Think about it: you're going to translate a Java interface in to the XML Schema...