A Happy Metro User - PHP interoperability

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One of the key benefits of Metro, the Web services stack in GlassFish, is basic Web services interoperability provided by JAX-WS RI and .NET 3.0 interoperability by Project Tango. Greek School Network is using it successfully with NuSOAP as well. Metro was chosen over Apache Axis and several other candidates.

For the Java WS framework there were several candidates like Apache Axis and JAX-RPC but we choose JAX-WS 2.1, both because of its elegant programming model and the fact that in the newly published Java EE 6 proposal JAX-RPC will be proposed for future deprecation.

And the NetBeans Web services wizard is found to be very useful as well:

Our development platform was NetBeans 5.5 which provided a powerful wizard that starting from the WSDL that NuSOAP published, created the necessary Java stub code for our operations.

A variety of screencasts showing develop/deploy/invoke cycle of Web services using Metro and NetBeans are available here.

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