A jax-ws-architecture-document project has been created on Java.net. This project hosts the architecture document for the JAX-WS RI.
The architecture document includes various diagrams and JavaDocs to describe the inner workings of the RI for both the tools and the runtime.
The wsimport tool of JAX-WS has added a -p
Sun plans to implement the WS-* specifications that will greatly improve interoperability with .Net and the Windows Communication Framework (WCF/Indigo). The implementation of these specifications will be built on top of JAX-WS.
A new JAX-WS project has been created on Java.net. This project is for the reference implementation of JSR 224 that Java API for XML Web Services.
The JAX-WS development team is proud to announce that JAX-WS 2.0 is now feature complete and the team has entered bug fixing mode. To obtain the highlest level of quality the team wishes to enlist all developers interested in Web Services to get the lastest JAX-WS bits and kick the tires. If you find issues with JAX-WS please let us know.
To highlight the savings in generated code with JAX-WS 2.0 compared to JAX-RPC 1.1, I ran the WS-I Sample application WSDL files through JAX-RPC's wscompile and JAX-WS's wsimport. The results are very good.
JAX-RPC 1.1 generated 128 files that were 365KB in size.
JAX-WS 2.0 generated only 61 files for a total size of 83KB.
The JAXB 2.0 and JAX-RPC 2.0 java.net forum has been renamed to JAXB 2.0 and JAX-WS 2.0 to be consistent with the rename of JAX-RPC 2.0 to JAX-WS 2.0. To read about the JAX-RPC 2.0 rename to JAX-WS 2.0 read my blog entry here.
The JAX-WS 2.0 Public Review version of the specifcation has been posted
to the JCP and is open for review until 18 July 2005.
JAX-WS 2.0 Early Access 2 is now available. This version of JAX-WS provides support for SOAP 1.2, MTOM and Swaref. This is also the first implementation of a dynamic runtime that does not rely on non portable artifacts.