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webservice vs. EJB, and wscompile

chaohua wang
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Joined: Dec 22, 2002
Posts: 62
Hi, Folks, I am new for webservice.

I have couple of questions.
1.)From what I have learned, the web service is like EJB session bean. I know web services communicate by XML message, and not tied to any one operating system and languages. For our pdsstudio application, I wonder what are advantages to use web service comparing with EJB.

2.) I need to use wscompile to generate mapping and wsdl files.
For example, wscompile -cp output/classes -gen:server -f:rpcliteral -mapping jaxrpc-mapping.xml config.xml
But I can�t find wscompile task name in ANT. Is there any another task to replace it?

Thank you very much in advance.

Ulf Dittmer

Joined: Mar 22, 2005
Posts: 42965
EJBs and web services are not competitive technologies. In fact, they can be complementary. A web service might be used to access an EJB. Grossly over-simplifying, web services are a way of accessing functionality (like a communication channel), while EJBs are used to implement the functionality.

As to wscompile, I have no idea. Is that a proprietary tool?
chaohua wang
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Joined: Dec 22, 2002
Posts: 62
Thank you veru mcuh!
Yes wscompile is tool, devloped by SUN.
it can sue to generate wsdl and mapping files.
I am using this tool. please visit the site
Thank you again!

Peer Reynders

Joined: Aug 19, 2005
Posts: 2933
Originally posted by chaohua wang:
But I can�t find wscompile task name in ANT.

Sun's samples use asant so it probably has it.

You may also want to look at Understanding your JAX-RPC SI Environment, Part 1: 2.1 Ant task
I agree. Here's the link:
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