Searching through the other Forums on Web Services
I am a little embarrassed to ask such a simple question,
but everyone has to start somewhere I suppose.
I just started learning about JAX-RPC for writing Web services
and using Ant to build a project with a build.xml file.
PROBLEM 1: I have to admit, for the first time in my Java course I am
completely confused as to the purpose of these tools and
in what context they are useful. The text book simply makes
a brief comparison between JAX-RPC and RMI and then jumps
into the example without a satisfactory explanation.
PROBLEM 2: I am struggling to get the example in the textbook to work.
Unfortunately, the text book is now about 3-4 years old,
and I gather that a fair amount has changed since then.
For example, the System Application Server Platform
has been superseded by Glassfish server. I cannot
download the old product and the textbook describes
many configuration settings using the System Application
Server Platform installation wizard which concerns me.
HOW YOU MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP: Can any of you point me to a "Hello Word!" type example
which is relatively up-to-date. In addition, could you point
me to a good explanation of how JAX-RPC and Ant and
could be used (in a real world context).