Sun Ships Java Web Services Tools

By Timothy Dyck  |  Posted 2002-07-15 Print this article Print

Last month, Sun posted the final production version of Java Web Services Developer Pack 1.0.

Last month, Sun posted the final production version of Java Web Services Developer Pack 1.0. The package contains updated tools that Java developers can use to create or use SOAP 1.1-based Web services.

The download is mostly a set of updated libraries, and its deployment and administration tools are crude—Id advise using a third-party option such as Systinets free WASP 4.0 Web services development tools as a base, then adding individual Developer Pack components as desired. (see Systinets WASP 4.0 Tops in Web Services.)

The developer pack includes the Java XML Pack Summer 02 release (which provides Java APIs for SOAP (Simple Object Access Protocol) and SOAP directory functions); JSP (JavaServer Pages) Standard Tag Library 1.0 (a set of JSP extensions likely to be part of the next version of JSP); an early version of Tomcat 4.1; a UDDI (Universal Description, Discovery and Integration) 2.0 server; and basic graphical and command-line tools to compile and deploy Web services to Tomcat.

The developer pack can be downloaded from

Timothy Dyck is a Senior Analyst with eWEEK Labs. He has been testing and reviewing application server, database and middleware products and technologies for eWEEK since 1996. Prior to joining eWEEK, he worked at the LAN and WAN network operations center for a large telecommunications firm, in operating systems and development tools technical marketing for a large software company and in the IT department at a government agency. He has an honors bachelors degree of mathematics in computer science from the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, and a masters of arts degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ontario, Canada.

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