Monday Dec 17, 2007

Better JAX-WS handlers with Metro

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Much like EJB interceptors, JAX-WS handlers (both SOAP and Logical) provide an elegant extension point to the developer. But that flexibility does come at a performance price since DOM is used to apply this handler logic.

In his latest entry, Rama explains how Metro takes advantage of the extensible Handler framework provided by the JAX-WS specification to provide Message-based handlers using a lightweight Tube.

This is all part of the upcoming Metro 1.1 release recently mentioned.

Thursday May 18, 2006

JAX-WS 2.0 Handler TechTip

Stephen DiMilla has a fairly comprehensive TechTip covering Logical and SOAP Handlers in JAX-WS 2.0. The TechTip shows how to configure inbound and outbound Handlers on the server and client and therefore is a useful base for your own Handler implementation.

The TechTip includes full source code and comprehesive instructions for GlassFish.