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From "Galbreath, Mark A" <>
Subject RE: An easy way to write a portable web service
Date Fri, 06 Aug 2004 17:15:35 GMT
As one who has tried repeatedly to get a Web service working with Axis and
is a list lurker, I concur - Axis is a PITA to use...but Sun's JWSDP is even


-----Original Message-----
From: Aleksander Slominski []
Sent: Friday, August 06, 2004 12:48 PM
Subject: Re: An easy way to write a portable web service


i think you are making valid point here and that should be important to 
get this improved in future versions of AXIS (2.0?).

i have create an use case to keep track of it:


David Thielen wrote:

> Hi all;
> Well after over 2 weeks of trying to create a web service using Axis 
> and the JWSDK, and giving up, I found an easy way to do it that is 
> also totally portable.
>    1. Create a web service using Visual Studio/C# where the server has
>       your complete API, but doesn’t do anything (ie basically just an
>       interface).
>    2. Get the wsdl from the service and save it.
>    3. Write either a servlet or a NIO http server (I did the second).
>       At first have it just print out the text stream it receives.
>    4. Use the C# client to call your java server – that will pass the
>       SOAP package across.
>    5. Viewing the text stream, figure out how to pull out the SOAP.
>       The SOAP is just xml so you can then parse it using jdom or dom4j.
>    6. Parse and respond to the messages from the C# client. This is
>       your way of making sure you are handling the SOAP correctly.
>          1. Make sure you handle exceptions as well as when it works
>             correctly.
>    7. If you get a request for the wsdl file, pass back the one the C#
>       server generated.
>    8. Once the server is working, create a java client and test it
>       against first the C# dummy server and then the real java server.
> In my case the whole thing took under 3 days. Everything works fine, 
> no coming up against bugs or incomplete documentation. And best of 
> all, it’s totally portable and does not require anything to be 
> installed to work. (If you go the servler route, then you do need an 
> app server – but it’s any app server.)
> - dave

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