Originally posted by Nicholas Cheung: Or you might consider using WSAD 5.1.2, however, for learning purposes, try not to rely on IDE much.
I would strongly disagree. Learning a new technology by using an IDE that hides much of the complexity is NOT a good idea. IDEs are there for enhancing the productivity of developers who are already experienced with a given technology. I strongly advise that you don't use an IDE for learning especially if you are a novice. You have to get to know all the details of web services and IDEs sure will not let you do that because their goal is to hide those details so that you can focus on the business part of your project. Take something simple, JCreator or something to that extent. Eclipse would also fit but you have to make sure not to automatize too much
Moreover, WSAD is full of non-standard and IBM-specific class libraries which may not be standard compliant. [ January 20, 2005: Message edited by: Valentin Crettaz ]