In this chapter, we explored NetBeans support for SOAP-based web service
development using JAX-WS, including how to expose POJO methods as web services
and how NetBeans automatically adds the required annotations to our web services.
We covered how NetBeans aids us in creating web service clients by generating
most of the required boilerplate code; we just need to initialize any parameters
to be passed to our web service's operations.
Additionally, we covered how to expose EJB methods as web service operations and
how NetBeans supports and makes it easy to expose both new and existing EJBs as
Finally, we saw how NetBeans can help us implement a web service from an existing
WSDL file, which is located either on our local file system or deployed on a server by
generating method stubs from said WSDL.