2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 12, 2006 1:43 PM by esvehla

    Which JBoss to Use for Web Services?

    esvehla Newbie

      Hi Everyone,

      My team and I are trying to decide the best SOA stack to use for building our web services and wanted to get some guidance from the community regarding whether we should use JBossWS today or fall back and use JBoss 4.0.3 and manually integrate WSIF, jUDDI together. We are Java based and plan to focus on implementing all services using Java in a J2EE environment.

      We have been attempting to use JBoss 4.0.3sp1 and customize jUDDI as well as WSIF together to form our initial web services stack but we have been encountering problems integrating these technologies. We have also noticed that there is not alot of documentation available on how to use WSIF together with jUDDI as well as for each respective technology on its own.

      JBossWS looks like an attractive way to go given all of it's standards support and especially support for JSR-181 but we see that there are still several major open issues. We can afford to start now with JBossWS assuming that there will be a stable production release available within the first half of 06.

      Here are my specific questions:

      1. Should we use JBossWS today despite it's immaturity or continue to use JBoss 4.0.3sp1 and manually integrate WSIF and jUDDI together?

      2. Does JBossWS provide us an integrated collection of services components like jUDDI and WSIF out of the box? Will we still need to integrate these tools together?

      3. Does the use of the JBoss SOAP implementation provide us advantages over Axis?

      4. Any suggestions on how to best integrate jUDDI and WSIF?