I'd know your point of view of the current needs expressed by a customer of mine.
From an existing workflow engine (JBoss jBPM), he'd like to consume web services from another company (so-called A). Moreover, the company A could call our own web services (not yet implemented), as a delayed response to our own calls.
I imagine the following strategy :
Company A <------ws-------> Application X to be developped <---------> JBoss jBPM
My questions :
- Application X should be isolated as a sort of gateway application ?
- What is the best choice :
1/ Application X is a simple webapp with any soap stacks (xfire, jax-ws 2.1, ...). Communication between Application X and JBoss jBPM is based on web service
2/ Application X is an ejb application (jBoss), and then, the application must(?) rely on jBoss WS. Communication between Application X and jBoss JBPM is based on remote ejbs.
3/ does jBoss support jax-ws 2.1 ?
Thank you a lot for your support.