Writing Unit Tests for Web Services

I am fairly new to writing Unit Tests. My application is written with Java and Spring. I am trying to learn the best practices for writing Unit tests for Web Services

Is this way a best practice i.e. not using mock objects?
http://antoniogoncalves.org/2012/10/24/no-you-dont-need-to-mock-your-soap-web-service-to-test-it/


If not please point me in the right direction.
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gurpsbassiCommented:
Unit tests should be very small and granular and fast to run.
You do not want to spin up a container to test your web service integration. It is at this point it becomes an integration test

For unit tests you should consider mocking the webservice interaction.

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Thank you.
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