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easiest way to do this web service ?

Edward Chen
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Joined: Dec 23, 2003
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I have a Spring framework based web application running in Tomcat server. Now I need expose some functions as a web service. Question is, in this scenario, what is the easiest way to do this web service ?

IDE is Eclipse.

Ulf Dittmer

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KrishnaPrasad raghavan
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Spring WS... Alright. I did some work some time ago on this. Spring WS relies on WSDL for the web service configurations. It also has a lot of config files. Its not easy or difficult. You need to play around with the connectors. Whats your question. Do you want to expose service using Spring WS?.
Ivan Krizsan
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Joined: Oct 04, 2006
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I haven't tried Spring WS yet, so I cannot say that I have a better alternative.
I just wanted to say that it is possible to install Metro in Tomcat and that you then can develop code-first JAX-WS web services, if you really want to avoid having to deal with a WSDL.
However, to ensure interoperability, you should consider at least examining the WSDL that your code-first web service produces.
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