The whole lecture is based on developing Web
Services using Java (the language), Eclipse (the
IDE), Ant (the build mechanism) and of course Axis
(the WS platform). We spend a few moments
introducing the tools and learning how to use them.
Web Service clients can be written in a plethora of
programming languages. In this section we will be
demonstrating how this is done using Java and time
permitting Macromedia’s Flash!
Writing Producers (Within Axis)
How to write a simple service within the Axis web
application. This is the basic way of providing a
web service; it provides a reasonable amount of
flexibility but has some drawbacks.
Writing Producers (Standalone)
We will show how standalone web applications that
offer a web service interface can be used to
overcome the limitations from deploying Web Services
within the Axis Web Application. This part of the
lecture is based on a substantial example whose code
will be given out after the lecture.
Deploying the Services
Description of the two ways web services can be
deployed on production servers. This section will
cover instant deployment and deployment through web
service descriptors and web application deployment
Structuring a WS Project
Moving away from the technology specifics, this
section of the lecture aims at giving practical
advice to the audience about how to structure a WS
project and how existing code can be incorporated in
Publishing a WS using UDDI
The last section will demonstrate how to dynamically
publish a Web Service to a UDDI registry from where
it can be found by consumers.