JAX-WS and Applets ... and NetBeans and Dilbert
By pelegri on Jul 18, 2006
Here are three blogs by Sameer, Geertjan and Cay in the area of Web Services on downloaded rich clients.
In the first blog, Sameer describes how to Use JAX-WS from within an Applet; then Geertjan elaborates on it using NetBeans in his entry on JAX-WS, Applets and Dilbert (that is why there is a Dilbert Cartoon in the image). Sameer then describes how to convert this into a Java Web Start application with a simple JNLP Configuration.
The area where things get more complicated is around signing the JARs (documentation); Cay's most recent blog Raises Usability Questions; also see the comments to that blog and those for Stan's Blog. Let me see if I can get Tim and Vince involved in this thread; they have been Posting on Java Web Start for a number of months.
BTW, check the Dilbert entry from This Sunday. I think most of us will appreciate it... :-) :-).