This week's book giveaway is in the OO, Patterns, UML and Refactoring forum. We're giving away four copies of Refactoring for Software Design Smells: Managing Technical Debt and have Girish Suryanarayana, Ganesh Samarthyam & Tushar Sharma on-line! See this thread for details.
Hi, I was just wondering how and whether does Seam support WebServices. I know Spring and wanted to learn new technologies like JSF and Webservices. I was planning to start with Spring webservices. But it seems to me that Seam would be best to learn JSF. If it supports web services then probably I will start with Spring to learn both. Your thoughts?
In Seam 2.0, the support for Web Services is primarily just allowing you to use a Seam component as a Web Service endpoint by combining Seam annotations with JAX-WS anotations and, as Jason mentioned, for stateful web services (which is kind of an edge case for most people in the beginning). There is no support for the client of the Web Service in Seam. Effectively, Seam "punts" on that for now. This is one area where I say that you should use the Seam-Spring integration.
The RESTeasy integration is a very exciting part of Seam 2.1 and will eliminate the pain of using all of that XML cruft that comes along with Web Services.