1 Introduction

This chapter provides a summary table of getting started topics for software developers who program WebLogic Web services using Java API for XML-based RPC (JAX-RPC).

JAX-RPC is a specification that defines the Java APIs for making XML-based remote procedure calls (RPC). In particular, these APIs are used to invoke and get a response from a Web service using SOAP 1.1, and XML-based protocol for exchange of information in a decentralized and distributed environment. For more information, see http://java.net/projects/jax-rpc/.


JAX-WS is designed to take the place of JAX-RPC in Web services and Web applications. To compare the features that are supported for JAX-WS and JAX-RPC, see "How Do I Choose Between JAX-WS and JAX-RPC?" in Introducing WebLogic Web Services for Oracle WebLogic Server.

The following table summarizes the contents of this guide.

Table 1-1 Content Summary

This section . . . Describes how to . . .

Chapter 2, "Use Cases and Examples"

Review and run common use cases and examples.

Chapter 3, "Developing WebLogic Web Services"

Develop Web services using the WebLogic development environment.

Chapter 4, "Programming the JWS File"

Program the JWS file that implements your Web service.

Chapter 5, "Understanding Data Binding"

Use the Java Architecture for XML Binding (JAXB) data binding.

Chapter 6, "Invoking Web Services"

Invoke your Web service from a Java client or another Web service.

Chapter 7, "Administering Web Services"

Administer WebLogic Web services using the Administration Console.

For an overview of WebLogic Web services, standards, samples, and related documentation, see Introducing WebLogic Web Services for Oracle WebLogic Server

For information about WebLogic Web service security, see Securing WebLogic Web Services for Oracle WebLogic Server.