IBM refreshes Web services developer kit

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IBM Corp. on Monday announced the release of the newest version of its WebSphere Software Developer Kit for Web Services that includes several new features, as well as support for a number of Web services standards.

WSDK version 5.1 is a tool to allow developers to create, discover, invoke and test Web services, and includes support for SOAP 1.1, WSDL 1.1, UDDI 2.0, JAX-RPC 1.0 and EJB 2.0, IBM said.

Following are some of the new features in the toolkit:

  • Conformance to the final version of the Web Services Interoperability Organization's Basic Profile 1.0.
  • A supply chain sample, which conforms to the WS-I Basic Profile 1.0.
  • A greater level of compatibility with IBM's WebSphere Studio line of products.
  • Support for split Web Services Description Language (WSDL) documents.
  • A new WSDL2Client Tool, to create client-side only components for a Web service.
  • Improved installation using InstallShield Multiplatform version 5.0.

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