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  • May 31, 2007

Web Service Designer in NetBeans IDE 6.0

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager
In NetBeans IDE 6.0, you'll find a very powerful new feature... the Web Service Designer. In 6.0 Milestone 9, this is what it looked like:

The source view shows standard JAX-WS code. (The three buttons at the top, "Reliable Messaging", "MTOM", and "Security", indicate something else that's very good news... WSIT will be a standard part of NetBeans IDE 6.0.) Pretty cool feature, initially for creating web services, but ultimately for managing them and for getting a quick visual overview of the underlying source code.

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Comments ( 5 )
  • Alexis MP Thursday, May 31, 2007
    I'll have to get used to this new presentation, but it's great to have WSIT finally integrated.
  • Geert Bevin Thursday, May 31, 2007
    Hmmm, there's a awful lot of wasted screen estate there. Forms like these really need a proper UI and interaction designer to work through them.
  • Paris Apostolopoulos Friday, June 1, 2007
    Looks promising!..nice!
  • Colm Smyth Friday, June 1, 2007
    I agree with Geert about the wasted screen real estate.
    There are also way too many clicks required to see the different parts of the WS (4 separate tabs just for the "add" method!).
    Finally, what is "powerful" about another ugly property editor?
  • Geertjan Friday, June 1, 2007
    Hi all, thanks for the comments. I'm pretty sure this isn't the final design, just what is available at the moment in development builds for 6.0. What is powerful about it, Colm, is that you'll be able to get an overview of the structure of your web service in one glance.
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