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Contract-first web services

Dan King
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Joined: Mar 18, 2009
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I'd like to learn how to implement contract-first web services. Can anyone recommend any books that would help me along?

Ivan Krizsan
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Joined: Oct 04, 2006
Posts: 2198
Contract first development of web services means that you write the WSDL and associated XML schema by hand and then use, for instance, wsimport to generate code and additional artifacts.
An article describing contract first development can be found here:
Two books that dedicate at least a section to contract first development are:
Java Web Services Up and Running
Apache CXF Web Service Development
Best wishes!
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