How to build a Java web service that receive data via HTTP Post

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Mayank SAssociate Director - Product EngineeringCommented:
Hi Rachel, start with the tutorial: 

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Mayank SAssociate Director - Product EngineeringCommented:
There are also some code samples here:
import java.util.*;
import org.apache.soap.*;
import org.apache.soap.rpc.*;
public class Example1_client {
  public static void main (String[] args)
       throws Exception {
    System.out.println("\n\nCalling the SOAP Server to say hello\n\n");      
    URL url = new URL (args[0]);
    String name = args[1];
    Call call = new Call (  );
    Vector params = new Vector (  );
    params.addElement (new Parameter("name", String.class, name, null));
    call.setParams (params);
    System.out.print("The SOAP Server says: ");
    Response resp = call.invoke(url, "");
    if (resp.generatedFault (  )) {
      Fault fault = resp.getFault (  );
      System.out.println ("\nOuch, the call failed: ");
      System.out.println ("  Fault Code   = " + fault.getFaultCode (  ));
      System.out.println ("  Fault String = " + fault.getFaultString (  ));
    } else {
      Parameter result = resp.getReturnValue (  );
      System.out.print(result.getValue (  ));
      System.out.println(  );

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Mayank SAssociate Director - Product EngineeringCommented:
That's only the client :) the Q is about developing the web-service itself. The client could be developed in anything, be it Java or .NET for example.
Leo EikelmanDirector, IT and Business DevelopmentCommented:
well if you are going to use HTTP Post to send data to your web service I suggest building a document style web service (as oppose to an RPC style one)

A web service is basically a public interface with an manual to tell it how to run (the WSDL file)

you can start by looking here

I recently completed a document style web service in BEA Weblogic and it is quite easy to create one, as Weblogic creates the WSDL file for you.  

If you are programming in Weblogic you can start by looking here:

Leo EikelmanDirector, IT and Business DevelopmentCommented:
that's fine with me

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