This week's book giveaway is in the OCAJP 8 forum. We're giving away four copies of OCA Java SE 8 Programmer I Study Guide and have Edward Finegan & Robert Liguori on-line! See this thread for details.
Originally posted by Ulf Dittmer: In order to learn WS I'd advise not to use any IDE. They simplify things up the point that it's easy to only see the big picture, but not what's going on behind the scenes (which is really what the exam is about).
Furthermore the SCWCD is about web components and the SCBCD is about business components. The SCDJWS is about web services, not web service components. The primary objective of Java web services is to provide interoperability with non-Java web services and non-Java web service clients. Portability of the Java artifacts from one Java application server to another was never a priority as it was with web and business components.