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Aryan Khan
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Hi in order to be able to programm web services, is Ant and xml must to know.
I know about xml and parsers and have worked with it.
I dont know much about Ant.

I tried the JWSDP and installed successfully but really I wasnt able to make a hello world, so now I am moving to Axis(hoping it will be easier), am I doing the right thing?

The documentation for JWSDP is really hard to follow.
Pls shed some light on above.

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Dave Clark
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you shouldn't need to learn how to write ant scripts in order to use Sun's JWSDP - if you need to run ant scripts included with the pack, you just need to install ant, and then call ant by typing 'ant' in the directory with the ant build.xml build scripts.

As for Axis - I wouldn't recommend using this, since it's a proprietary API (even though it's open source, it's not open-standards compliant). It's also not WS-I compliant, so you'll run into interoperability problems if you want to talk to not Axis clients and servers.

The best option of course, would be to go and get yourslef a decent IDE. Have a look at either Eclipse or Netbeans for free IDEs, or Rational v6 if you've got some cash - or just download a trial version at

http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/r/rad/?S_TACT=105AGX14&S_CMP=DWNL

if you just want to have a play with the technology to learn things,

cheers,

Dave.
 
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