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John Myers
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What is the best tool to use for developing WS's? I use Eclipse for primary development and Xdoclet but was wondering if there was something more automated.

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Lasse Koskela
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The numerous Axis plugins for Eclipse are good enough for small-scale development, but I have to say WSAD is a lot better in this respect.

[disclaimer: I haven't used WSAD enough (beyond simple "hello world's") to have experienced whatever problems its web services tooling might have]
 
Balaji Loganathan
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Originally posted by Lasse Koskela:
[disclaimer: I haven't used WSAD enough (beyond simple "hello world's") to have experienced whatever problems its web services tooling might have]

Neither me, but i'm wondering what would be difference between running Aapche Axis with industry standards application servers like Weblogic,Oracle 9i against WSAD.
From features vice, i think both Apache Axis and WSAD were same. I guess WSAD can take more load than Axis ?
 
Axel Janssen
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Since release 5.1 WSAD uses axis internally.
Think, it should be possible to deploy on tomcat-test environment instead of WAS. Haven't tried yet.

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Lasse Koskela
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Originally posted by Balaji Loganathan:
From features vice, i think both Apache Axis and WSAD were same. I guess WSAD can take more load than Axis ?

I meant that the IDE (WSAD) has better wizards than what the open source Axis plug-ins for Eclipse have had (haven't checked the latest versions in a while, though).
 
Kostya Razumovsky
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WSAD actually has a lot of wizards for creating diffrent types of web services and web services clients. It supports both the top-down (from WSDL to web service skeleton) and bottom-up scenarios. It can also generate all the necessary web services deployment artifacts...

The latest 5.1 supports web services generation and deployment for 3 popular SOAP engines:
- Apache Axis
- Websphere SOAP (with JAX-RPC and JSR 109 support)
- Apache SOAP.

From my personal experience it's a really helpful tool though it is oriented to IBM WAS.
 
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