New WSIT Plug-in coming
What does GlassFish v2 + NetBeans 5.5.1 IDE + WSIT plug-in
give you ?
If you read my blog, then you know the answer. If not, then this is a
recipe to create Interoperable (with Microsoft .NET 3.0 framework), Secure,
Reliable, and Transactional Web services easily in an intuitive manner.
If you use NetBeans Update Center to install the WSIT plug-in, then
the version released with WSIT Milestone 2 will be installed. The plug-in has
been updated since then (see below on how to install the updated plug-in) for
the reasons given below.
- The plug-in is now a module suite consisting of two NetBeans modules (.nbm files), "Web
Services Interoperability Technology Support" (WSIT Support) and
"Web Services Interoperability Technology WSDL Extensions" (WSIT
WSDL Extensions). The WSIT Support module relies upon the WSIT WSDL
Extensions module and allows a cleaner separation between the view (UI) and
the model (WSDL). On the NetBeans Update Center (when they are available), these
modules will be available as one download option keeping it simple for you.
- Splitting the module into two allows modularization and only the required
module to be loaded.
- The WSIT configuration (reached by clicking "Edit Web Service
Attributes") is now more intuitive and extensible. Instead of splitting
into two separate tabs (Messaging and Security), all the WSIT feature can be
configured on one
tab. This makes configuring multiple attributes such as security and
reliability easy for and endpoint.
How to install the plug-in ?
- Although not required, it is recommended to uninstall the WSIT plug-in
already installed. Go to
menu and select the "Web Services Interoperability Technology
Support" module and click on
Uninstall. You may have to Sort the module names by Name
to view the module.
- Download the updated
- Click on
Update Centermenu and choose
the "Install Manually Downloaded Modules
(.nbm files) ". Follow rest of the process from here.
The selected modules will look like this.
- Once installed, the modules will appear in Tools,
window as shown here.
These new modules will replace the existing WSIT module when the the next
WSIT milestone is released.