Java API for XML Web Services
|Developer(s)||Oracle Corporation (initial code from Sun Microsystems)|
2.2.10 / January 14, 2015
|Platform||Java Virtual Machine|
|License||CDDL v1.1 and GPL v2|
The Java API for XML Web Services (JAX-WS) is a Java programming language API for creating web services, particularly SOAP services. JAX-WS is one of the Java XML programming APIs. It is part of the Java EE platform.
The JAX-WS 2.2 specification JSR 224 defines a standard Java- to-WSDL mapping which determines how WSDL operations are bound to Java methods when a SOAP message invokes a WSDL operation. This Java-to-WSDL mapping determines which Java method gets invoked and how that SOAP message is mapped to the method’s parameters.
This mapping also determines how the method’s return value gets mapped to the SOAP response.
JAX-WS uses annotations, introduced in Java SE 5, to simplify the development and deployment of web service clients and endpoints. It is part of the Java Web Services Development Pack. JAX-WS can be used in Java SE starting with version 6. JAX-WS 2.0 replaced the JAX-RPC API in Java Platform, Enterprise Edition 5 which leans more towards document style Web Services.
JAX-WS also is one of the foundations of WSIT.
- JAX-WS 2.0/2.1/2.2 (JSR 224)
- WS-I Basic Profile 1.2 and 2.0
- WS-I Attachments Profile 1.0
- WS-I Simple SOAP Binding Profile 1.0
- WS-Addressing 1.0 - Core, SOAP Binding, WSDL Binding
Main JWS Packages
|javax.xml.ws||Has the Core JAX-WS APIs|
|javax.xml.ws.http||Has APIs specific to XML/HTTP Binding|
|javax.xml.ws.soap||Has APIs specific to SOAP/HTTP Binding|
|javax.xml.ws.handler||Has APIs for message handlers|
|javax.xml.ws.spi||defines SPIs for JAX-WS|
|javax.xml.ws.spi.http||Provides HTTP SPI that is used for portable deployment of JAX-WS in containers|
|javax.xml.ws.wsaddressing||Has APIs related to WS-Addressing|
|javax.jws||Has APIs specific to Java to WSDL mapping annotations|
|javax.jws.soap||Has APIs for mapping the Web Service onto the SOAP protocol|
|Java EE 7|
- Metro Project in GlassFish
- Apache CXF
- Apache Axis2
- JBossWS in JBoss
- IBM WebSphere Jax-Ws in WebSphere
- Oracle Weblogic