We have a customer that uses .NET and has asked that we make our j2ee services (a stateless session bean and a servlet) available as web services. It has been decided that rather than using JAX-RPC to expose the stateless session bean, we will redesign our code to that it does not use RPC. We are, and will be, using J2EE 1.4 (and the 1.4 java sdk as well) and Sun App Server 7 for our development and deployment environment.
I am currently looking at the ejb and servlet code so as to provide an estimate and identify the tasks and risks involved. My concern is that we will be using such an old version of SAP.
I have two questions:
1. Issues with Sun App server 7? Does anyone know of any issues with using java and j2ee 1.4 and Sun One Application Server 7 that should be considered?
2. Best tool? I need to identify the best development tool(s) for this purpose. I am new to web services, but I have developed and deployed ejbs and servlets to SunAppServer 8.2 using the bundled deploy tool.
I need to have these answers by day-end tomorrow, so any input or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.