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Ram Kumar Subramaniam
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Whats the best implementation of SOAP(java) existing today ?
Whats the best IDE for SOAP(java) today ?
I have worked with during the earlier stages with Apaches implemntation(before axis - approx 1 1/2 years back) and used to face frequent problems with serializers and deserialzers and used to fall back to the mailing lists for solutions. -- Wondering if these issues have been ironed out ? Example of my problem was 1,) Vector of Objects or a Hashtable of Objects -- the Objects can be anything, any user defined class.
Recently i Used JDeveloper to test out the ease of SOAP programming. But when i tried a vector of objects, the ide told me straight that it was not supported. I didnt persue it further -- Might have been a limitation of the IDE where we have to manually write the descriptor files or is it that the implementation does not support the same ? So my basic questions is about implentations of SOAP.
 
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hi,
i use netbeans. it`s a modular IDE with integrated Tomcat and some other cool stuff.
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I think Axis should be the best one right now.
But actually I've only worked with Apache SOAP 2.3, which is the product just before Axis.
For your Serialize/deserialize problems, you can take a look at this Apache SOAP section, wher all the supported datatypesare listed.
For other, you have to keep in mind that any JavaBean you write can be serialized/deserialized using the BeanSerializer provided by Apache SOAP and Axis.
And you can also extend Apache classes to write you own serializers.
But be aware that WebServices are intented for cross-plateform interoperability. So if datatype used has to be known by the webservice client.
 
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Originally posted by Ram Kumar Subramaniam:
Whats the best implementation of SOAP(java) existing today ?
Whats the best IDE for SOAP(java) today ?
I have worked with during the earlier stages with Apaches implemntation(before axis - approx 1 1/2 years back) and used to face frequent problems with serializers and deserialzers and used to fall back to the mailing lists for solutions. -- Wondering if these issues have been ironed out ? Example of my problem was 1,) Vector of Objects or a Hashtable of Objects -- the Objects can be anything, any user defined class.
Recently i Used JDeveloper to test out the ease of SOAP programming. But when i tried a vector of objects, the ide told me straight that it was not supported. I didnt persue it further -- Might have been a limitation of the IDE where we have to manually write the descriptor files or is it that the implementation does not support the same ? So my basic questions is about implentations of SOAP.


Have you tried SunONE Studio 4.0 Update 1, which provides a full-fledged Web services development environment, which allows to develop and deploy SOAP based Web services using JWSDP (JAX-RPC, SAAJ and JAXM).
BTW, The community edition is free.
Take a look at http://wwws.sun.com/software/sundev/jde/buy/
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Whats the best implementation of SOAP(java) existing today ?
Is it the implmentation by Oracle, Sun, IBM-Apache Axis ??
 
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What do you mean by "the best" ?
The most spec compliant ?
The easier to use ?
The quickest implementation ?
The most used implementation over the world ?
 
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Originally posted by Ram Kumar Subramaniam:
Whats the best implementation of SOAP(java) existing today ?
Is it the implmentation by Oracle, Sun, IBM-Apache Axis ??

Take a look at SunONE AS7 ! It is the fastest Web services provider available (as pushtotest.com) and it confirms to Sun JWSDP environment and APIs.
 
Ram Kumar Subramaniam
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Originally posted by Jean-Louis Marechaux:
What do you mean by "the best" ?
The most spec compliant ?
The easier to use ?
The quickest implementation ?
The most used implementation over the world ?

The most spec compliant -- I should have been more specfic.
And also vender independent -- meaning could switch app servers and still have my webservices running
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
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