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Enable an existing Java Class as a SOA Service using Jax-ws


In this instance, a user is coming to the STP tooling for assistance in taking an already existing application and enabling it so that it can participate as a SOA Service.


As this can be quite a large scenario, we'll need to narrow down this down with some very restrictive assumptions.

  • User wishes to expose Java Object (POJO) as a Web Service
  • Annotations will be used to create the Web Service
  • A runtime which support Java Annotations has been pre-selected
  • The interface on the object will need no modification and is granular enough to offer as a web service

Scenario Details

  • The user will need to create a generic STP project to get started
  • Once created, the java object (and any supporting classes) will need to be imported into the Eclipse environment and validated
  • With valid Java, the user can proceed with annotating the class identifying which methods will need to be exposed as a Web Service. The tools will provide validation so that methods which cannot be exposed are correctly identified, and annotations are parsed to ensure they properly comply to JAX WS specifications
  • When the annotations are complete any additional artefact's that are required by the SOA runtime are implemented and saved into the project (e.g. WSDL if required)
  • The user can then deploy this service for test purposes and either use provided STP test tools or a third party application to test the service.

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