Mountain View, CA – March 2, 2009 – Eclipse is the preferred development environment for a large community of software developers worldwide. Now, these developers can apply their Eclipse expertise to SOA-related projects using a new suite of WSO2 Eclipse Tools that speed Web service creation.
The WSO2 Eclipse Tools are based on the popular open source Eclipse IDE. Created by WSO2 engineers who contribute extensively to the Eclipse Axis2 Tools, the WSO2 offerings provide expanded functionality, such as debugging and hot update tools; additional options, including more data binding types; and the ability to work with the WSO2 Web Services Application Server (WSAS). Moreover, WSO2’s easy-to-use follow-up steps enable developers without previous Eclipse experience to use the tools as well.
All WSO2 Eclipse Tools are available for immediate download. They include:
- Create Web Services enables developers to generate Web services simply by writing a Java class (bottom up approach) or by using a WSDL (top down approach).
- Web Service Hot Update eliminates the need to redeploy a service manually if it has changed.
- Debug Web Services provides data about the Web services to help developers identify development bugs.
- WSO2 BPS BPEL Export lets developers easily export a WSO2 Business Process Server (BPS) BPEL archive from the workspace, which can then be deployed to the WSO2 BPS.
- Java2WSDL makes it possible to generate a WSDL from a Java class.
- WSDL Converter automatically converts WSDL 1.1 to WSDL 2.0 and vice versa.
- Create Web Service Client facilitates the access and consumption of a Web service by allowing developers to simply invoke a method in Java.
- Test Web Services provides a client to test a Web service.
- Run Multiple WSAS Instances provides the ability to run multiple instances of the WSO2 Web Services Application Server (WSAS) in Eclipse.
- Create Axis2 Archive lets developers automatically create an Axis2 archive file that can be deployed as a Web service.
- Service Validator validates Axis2 archive files (AARs).
- Module Validator validates Axis2 module archives (MARs).
The WSO2 live online training course “WSO2 Eclipse IDE Tooling” will introduce developers to the highly productive Eclipse IDE support for the WSO2 WSAS and WSO2 Data Services solution. Attendees will learn through hands-on examples how to use the development-mode Eclipse tools to speed the creation of Web services and data services. The course, which is priced at $199, will be offered Wednesday, March 4 (9 a.m.-11 a.m. PST for North America) and Thursday, March 19 (9 a.m.-11 a.m. GMT for UK/Europe). A basic knowledge of Java, the Eclipse IDE, and J2SDK 1.5 is recommended.