Use Web services tools to discover, create, and publish Web services
that are created from Java™ beans, enterprise beans, and WSDL files.
You can create of Web services using a top-down approach (which starts with
a WSDL file) or a bottom-up approach (which starts with a Java bean
In this release, the development path that you would typically
follow to create and publish a Web service is as follows:
Create a Web project.
Create or import an artifact to be turned into a Web service.
Create a Web service.
Publish a business entity.
Publish a Web service.
For instructions on performing these tasks, refer to the list of
related topics at the end of this topic.
Web tools assist you in developing
Web applications that you can configure as a Web service. Web applications
are developed in a Web project, and Server tools allow you to use the server
test environment to test and deploy your Web services.