SOAP Web Services chapter added to MEAP

I just added a new chapter discussing Groovy and SOAP-based web services to the Manning Early Access Program (MEAP) version of Making Java Groovy. I prepared a decent introduction for the MEAP subscribers, which I thought I would share here: “Though they’ve fallen out of favor recently, SOAP-based web services provide a perfect opportunity for… Read More

NetBeans 6.1 is a lot better than I thought

This week I’m in New Haven, CT, teaching a class that combines UML and Java Web Services (an odd combination to be sure).  The client wanted to use NetBeans as their primary IDE, and I always try to accommodate that if I can. My last exposure to NetBeans was back in version 5.5, I think,… Read More