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Doug Kohlert

Doug Kohlert is a senior staff engineer in the Web Technologies and Standards division of Sun Microsystems where he is the technical lead for JAX-WS and JAX-RPC.


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JAX-WS 2.0 Final Release Available

Posted by kohlert on May 9, 2006 at 9:50 PM PDT

We are pleased to announce that the JAX-WS 2.0 Final Realease of the reference implementation is finally available on

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) Approved!

Posted by kohlert on April 18, 2006 at 9:49 AM PDT

JSR 224 (JAX-WS) was approved yesterday! You can view the result on the
JCP site.
The Java Community Process(SM) Program - JSRs: Java Specification Requests - results

Great Article on JAX-WS

Posted by kohlert on April 13, 2006 at 2:32 PM PDT

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.

JAX-RPC sources for Glassfish are now on

Posted by kohlert on April 13, 2006 at 2:12 PM PDT

The JAX-RPC sources for Glassfish are now on The JAX-RPC sources used to be hosted in the jax-rpc-sources project on but the jax-rpc-sources repostitory was never used actively and the sources were rarely updated.

JAX-WS is looking for Contributors

Posted by kohlert on March 3, 2006 at 8:49 AM PST

JAX-WS 2.0 has been open source on for nearly a year. The JAX-WS teams is looking for Content Developers and Contributors to make JAX-WS a better technology.

Easier Web Service client development with JAX-WS

Posted by kohlert on January 31, 2006 at 11:04 AM PST

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 wsimport.

Publishing a RESTful Web Service with JAX-WS

Posted by kohlert on January 17, 2006 at 12:11 PM PST

The EA3 version of JAX-WS or the JAX-WS released in JWSDP 2.0, supports the publishing and use RESTful Web Services. Here is an example that shows how to publish a RESTful Web Service using JAX-WS.

JAX-WS 2.0 EA3 Posted

Posted by kohlert on December 23, 2005 at 4:22 PM PST

I just posted the JAX-WS 2.0 early access 3 on

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.

JAX-WS development issues discussed on dev mailing list

Posted by kohlert on December 20, 2005 at 10:23 AM PST

In an effort to be more open about the development of JAX-WS, discussions about changes to JAX-WS are now happening on Up until recently, such discussions had been going on internally within Sun.

Create a JAX-WS 2.0 Web Service and Client in Minutes

Posted by kohlert on December 13, 2005 at 9:50 PM PST

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.