Which web service stack (or library) are you planning on using? Axis2? Metro? Jersey? Something else? Each of these comes with tools that can be used to create WS client code.
Joined: Jul 02, 2008
I am open to suggestions on this. I have read a lot about Axis2, however, one requirement is that the WSDL definition is loaded from an external URL and a username and password are required. Thanks ,- Dave
Joined: Mar 22, 2005
OK, if you need a WSDL then we're talking about SOAP - that rules out Jersey (which implements REST).
The client code generation tools can load a WSDL either from an URL or from a file, so that's not a distinguishing characteristic.
And both Axis2 and Metro support WS-Security, which enables you to protect your SOAP service via username/password, so that, too, does not help choosing between the two.