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Whats best Free Web container to host java webservices?

jeffrey dhaene
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Joined: Aug 04, 2010
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Hi i want to create some webservices and be able to access them through sharepoint and other simple web pages.
What is the best free web hosting container to use. I am currently looking at Glassfish, seems to be ok.
Also anyone know what is the recommended type of web service to create? i was using jdeveloper to create it and i see 3 options.
J2EE 1.4 JAX-RPC, with support for 10.3 WLS
Java EE 1.5, with support for JAX-WS Annotations
Java EE 1.5, with support for JAX-WS RI

Also i tried hosting them in JDeveloper and i seem to only be able to connect to the first one in Microsoft share point. Anyone have any extra info on this that could help?
Ivan Krizsan
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Joined: Oct 04, 2006
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Hi!
jeffrey dhaene wrote:
J2EE 1.4 JAX-RPC, with support for 10.3 WLS
Java EE 1.5, with support for JAX-WS Annotations
Java EE 1.5, with support for JAX-WS RI

Yes, GlassFish is a nice container - it is ready for deployment of web services "out of the box". It also has some tools for simple web service testing.
Metro, the JAX-WS reference implementation, can also be installed in Tomcat 6. You do miss out on the tooling and monitoring capabilities of GlassFish with this option.
If there are no explicit requirements, then stay away from JAX-RPC - it has been replaced by JAX-WS.
Regretfully, I don't know anything about JDeveloper, so I cannot give any advice in that area.
Best wishes!


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