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Is anyone using SOAP in production yet?

 
Rick Salsa
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Hi all,
I was wondering if anyone has had a chance to use SOAP in a production project yet? My company is timid to try anything because everything seems to be changing so rapidly.
What should I be using? I know that Sun has the JAX pack, but most of the stuff that is to be used with SOAP is still in beta. How about Axis and SOAP? Which one to use? I know that Axis is still in early development, so is it worth the time to learn Apache SOAP?
Any input would be great. Thanks guys (and gals)!!
Oh yeah! If you are using web services, how are you using it?
/rick
[ January 21, 2002: Message edited by: rick salsa ]
 
Joe Gilvary
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On a project I worked on we did use Apache SOAP
in production. I have left the project, but I
heard from some folks still working there that
they still use SOAP.
We kept an eye on Axis, but put SOAP in production.
We did not use WSDL. We used SOAP passing objects
in a DMZ. There was no need for look up or discovery
in that situation.
HTH,
Joe
 
William Brogden
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There is a huge list of active SOAP services at
http://www.xmethods.net/
Bill
 
Ajith Kallambella
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We use WebServices/SOAP mainly as an integration technology between heterogenous systems. A private UDDI exposes all application suites within the intranet that enables clients to discover and access various apps.
Due to lack of specifications for standard transaction support, this WebServices plumbing does not support robust functionality yet.
[ January 22, 2002: Message edited by: Ajith Kallambella ]
 
Matthew X. Brown
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We used Apache SOAP implementation, which we then integrated with Weblogic, since, weblogic, at the time, did not support SOAP(I know it does now). However we implemented both SOAP and used JAXP for standard XML(we supported both types), and I'll tell you,JAXP was a breeze compared with the Apache Implementation I was dealing with. JAXP seemed very intuitive to me, while SOAP was not so much so. So getting the messages to go through the Apache server was easier with regular XML implemented by JAXP, then by using the SOAP implementation.
 
Rick Salsa
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Thanks to all you gave their opinion!! I really appreciate it!!
Originally posted by Matthew Brown:
I'll tell you,JAXP was a breeze compared with the Apache Implementation I was dealing with. JAXP seemed very intuitive to me, while SOAP was not so much so. So getting the messages to go through the Apache server was easier with regular XML implemented by JAXP, then by using the SOAP implementation.

I guess that was my biggest worry. I wasn't really sure what to try. I know that this is something that is going to stay. With SunONE around the corner, hopefully adoption will move even quicker.
Thanks for the link William!!
/rick
 
Andy Rodriguez
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Refer to Cape clear website for the credentials in production and also to section "other examples in brief" of this Article
 
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