I'm very perplexed on using servlets
for my Web Service. I find that Application Servers do not call init() on my servlet until the very first time an RPC call is received.
This seems very limited to me. My Web Services require background threads to be running processing data while waiting for users to make RPC calls.
Is there any way to force the Application Server to call init on my Web Service at deployment time and not at the time the very first RPC call is received?