XFire: The easy and simple way to develop Web services
Expose your POJO methods as Web services
Ask .Net developers how tough it is to develop Web services. Amused by your question, they'll probably reply that the steps require less than a minute of your time. Ask a Java developer, and, chances are, you'll get a completely different answer. Five years have passed since Web services was introduced in Java. Yet it is still considered one of the newer technologies, a major reason being Web services are difficult to implement in Java. Now with the release of XFire, a new-generation Web services engine, that situation could change dramatically. Using XFire, you can expose your Java class methods as Web services without writing additional code. In this article, you'll see how XFire makes Web services development easy and simple.
(2,400 words; May 1, 2006)