Open Source WS Stacks for Java - Design Goals and Philosophy

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  • By Paul Fremantle
  • 8 Oct, 2007
  • Can you describe the main design goals of "your" framework? What do you perceive as its main strengths and unique features?
  • What's your position on and the framework's support for JCP standards such as JAX-WS, JAX-RPC, JAXM, JAXB? Why is support for it included/not included?
  • What Web services standards do you support, and why are those you don't support not supported (i.e. do you plan to include them later, not at all, ...)
  • What's your position with regards to data binding and the problems many people associate with it? Do you support native access to the XML message, an XML/object mapping, or both?
  • How well do you support interoperability with other WS implementations, particularly .NET/WCF?
  • What is your position with regards to REST? Do you offer any kind of REST support?
  • What is your framework's maturity? Are there any case studies you can point to, are there any commercial or open source products that rely on it?

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  • Paul Fremantle
  • Co-Founder & CTO
  • WSO2