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?
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?