We are pleased to announce that the JAX-WS 2.0 Final Realease of the reference implementation is finally available on java.net.
It has been a long haul to get to this point and the JAX-WS teams would like to thank everyone that kicked the tires and gave us valuable feedback to make JAX-WS a success.
JSR 224 (JAX-WS) was approved yesterday! You can view the result on the
The Java Community Process(SM) Program - JSRs: Java Specification Requests - results
John Yates wrote an great article on JAX-WS. He does a very good job of describing the architecture of JAX-WS and how to use JAX-WS. He shows how a Web Service and be published with JAX-WS and then creating a client for that Web Service. You can even download his code to try for yourself.
Check out his article at DevX.
The JAX-RPC sources for Glassfish are now on Java.net. The JAX-RPC sources used to be hosted in the jax-rpc-sources project on java.net but the jax-rpc-sources repostitory was never used actively and the sources were rarely updated.
JAX-WS 2.0 has been open source on Java.net for nearly a year. The JAX-WS teams is looking for Content Developers and Contributors to make JAX-WS a better technology.
JAX-WS has simplified the development of Web Service clients when compared to JAX-RPC. Both technologies
have a tool for importing a WSDL to generate client
side artifacts. JAX-RPC's tool is
wscompile, JAX-WS' tool is
I just posted the JAX-WS 2.0 early access 3 on java.net.
This is the release has been extensively tested and only a one known bug exists. Hopefully this will be the last early access release before the specification goes final, so this is your last chance to download JAX-WS and tell us what you think.
In an effort to be more open about the development of JAX-WS, discussions about changes to JAX-WS are now happening on firstname.lastname@example.org. Up until recently, such discussions had been going on internally within Sun.
Bobby Bissett has written a white paper entitled
"Building JAX-WS 2.0 Services with NetBeans." This is an excellent white paper for those wishing to get started using JAX-WS.