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From Andreas Veithen <>
Subject Re: Latest IBM DeveloperWorks article
Date Wed, 08 Dec 2010 21:33:55 GMT
Looks like you made the same mistake that I've seen elsewhere: instead
of just installing the Web services feature pack on WAS 6.1 (to get
JAX-WS support) and let the IBM support take care of the issues (after
all that is what they are payed for), you spent your time trying to
integrate another SOAP stack and solve the issues yourself. That being
said, I don't know if the feature pack already existed when you did
your project, and of course for a contractor that is the more
interesting option (I would do the same in that position ;-). But OK,
let's not transform this thread into a discussion about how to deploy
Web services on WAS...


On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 21:26, Craig Tataryn <> wrote:
> We were using WAS 6.1 and we needed to support HL7 payloads.  Axis wasn't up to snuff.
Then trying to get modern versions of JAXB and XML APIs to work with WAS wasted soooooo much
time and money. It was also a main contributor to my hair greying at the tender age of 34.
> </rant>
> Craig.
> On 2010-12-08, at 2:15 PM, Dennis Sosnoski wrote:
>> On 12/09/2010 08:53 AM, Andreas Veithen wrote:
>>> On Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 14:40, Craig Tataryn <> wrote:
>>>> That's great, his last article was very helpful at my last contract in saving
me from implementing using "Web Services Pack for WAS" (aka Axis)
>>> Interesting statement. Dennis' last articles were all about comparison
>>> between CXF, Rampart and Metro. However, although IBM uses Axis2 as
>>> the basis for their JAX-WS support in WAS 7.0 and in the Web services
>>> feature pack for WAS 6.1, they're not using Rampart at all, but have
>>> their own WS-Security implementation...
>> I haven't worked with WAS myself, but thought that might be the case.
>> That's why I qualify my own rankings of the stacks in the latest article
>> with " Also, the rankings apply only to the base open source projects;
>> commercial stacks based on the open source versions may use their own
>> security code and other extensions. You'll need to look at the
>> differences between the commercial code and the open source base to see
>> which parts of the rankings may apply."
>> Andreas, why don't you add a comment to the article pointing out that
>> the rankings don't apply to WAS for this reason?
>>  - Dennis

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