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Run Web Service Method Automatically on Tomcat 7.0

Rami Kudmani
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Joined: Aug 13, 2011
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Dears,

1- I created a web service which I want it to run automatically when Tomcat starts. I want to know how I can do this in simple way (as i'm knew in Java development).
2- I want this web service's method to run periodically (every 30sec). What should I do to have this.

I'm using eclipse/Tomcat 7.0,

Appreciate your support as I'm still did not understand the concept of Servlet, and how to use my web service as a servlet. Or if I can't forget about web service and I need something else to have my above requests done.

Thank you,
Ulf Dittmer
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Joined: Mar 22, 2005
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Web services are not meant to be executed periodically w/o client requests. You should create a pair of java.util.Timer and TimerTask in a ServletContextListener of your web app to do this.

The relationship between web services and servlets is only a loose one - Java webservice stacks are implemented using servlets, but that is hidden from the web service developer.


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