I have some experience in Spring and lately, I discovered through Appfuse that you can easily publish Web services using Spring JAXWS. I have no prior experience with Java web services. All I know is one widely used framework for WS is Apache Axis.
asked Oct 14 '09 at 11:03
With no answer yet to this question, I guess I should give my 2 cents on the topic to clean out the Java questions...
The answer depends on whether you have a good Spring mentor around. The process of exposing a JAX-WS web service in Spring 2.5.x is discussed here. The process looks easy, but I couldn't make it work using my limited Spring knowledge.
If you don't have a Spring expert around to help you understand the setup process, I suggest you go with Apache Axis. It's been around longer so there are way more tutorials around for it (dunno if it still generates ugly code, though).
answered Oct 27 '09 at 05:52
I suggest learning the basics of JAX-WS before diving into Spring JAX-WS support and integration points of Apache Axis. Sun provided a decent J2EE tutorial(1.4 or 5). You can grab it on their site.
answered Nov 14 '09 at 11:09