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.
There are various ways to create and run a WS, depending on the API and WS engine you're using. Several articles that show how to create one using the popular Axis library are listed on the WebServicesFaq