We have just released our first web service class as part of our Java EE 6 courses:
Java EE 6 contains two ways to write web services, JAX-WS for “classic” SOAP web services and JAX-RS for REST web services. This class covers how to implement both styles. The course also covers securing both types of services and compares the two styles so you can decide which might be appropriate for different situations.
I think this course will be especially useful for people that support JAX-RPC web services from J2EE 1.4 but need to look to what are the more recent Java standards for web services. Java EE 6 put JAX-RPC on the “proposed optional” list of technologies which means in the future Java EE servers may not be required to support JAX-RPC. Although I expect WebSphere will still support it now is a good time to start looking for how to migrate JAX-RPC web services to more recent standards like JAX-WS and JAX-RS.
This course is part of our WebSphere Application Server 8.0 Programming course map. We have other courses that cover just JAX-RS or just JAX-WS as well as a course that covers REST services with JAX-RS and the AJAX clients that are most common for REST services.
If you have any questions about these courses feel free to contact us.