The JAX-WS implementation that is included in the, recently released, JWSDP 2.0 preview now supports the XML/HTTP binding. This new functionality allows JAX-WS applications to implement and use RESTful Web services.
Steve Loughran and Edmund Smith of HP Labs have written an interesting piece on JAX-RPC and JAXM that discusses their suitability as programming models for Web services. Unfortunately much of their article ignores the advances we've made with JAX-WS (nee JAX-RPC 2.0).
I got some useful feedback following the publication of the original version of the Web Application Description Language (WADL) and have revised the specification accordingly.
Apple just announced a release date for Mac OS 10.4 Tiger. Surfing around the site I encountered this page linked from the technical specifications page which seems to indicate that it will ship with J2SE 1.4.2 rather than J2SE 5.0 as expected.
The JSR 224 Expert Group just published a second early draft of JAX-RPC 2.0. There's lots of new stuff in this draft so I'll just pull out some of the highlights here:
This week has seen a bumper crop of specification releases in the area of SOAP attachments.
It looks like I've already been scooped by Eduardo but just in case you missed that, the first early draft of JAX-RPC 2.0 is now available for review. It addresses the following goals and requirements:
Following the successful W3C Workshop on Binary Interchange of XML Information Item Sets hosted by Sun Microsystems last year, the W3C has now chartered a new XML Binary Characterization Working Group to further investigate this fascinating