The JAX-WS RI consists of the following major modules:
Runtime module is available at application runtime and provide the actual core Web Services framework.
JAX-WS is the aggregating component of what is called the integrated Stack (I-Stack). The I-Stack consists of JAX-WS, JAXB, StAX, SAAJ and Fast Infoset. JAXB is the databinding component of the stack. StAX is the Streaming XML parser used by the stack. SAAJ is used for its attachment support with SOAP messages and to allow handler developers to gain access to the SOAP message via a standard interface. Fast Infoset is a binary encoding of XML that can improve performance.
Tools for converting WSDLs and Java source/class files to Web Services.
A Java SE tool and framework for processing annotations. APT will invoke a JAX-WS AnnotationProcossor for processing Java source files with javax.jws.* annotations and making them web services. APT will compile the Java source files and generate any additional classes needed to make an javax.jws.WebService annotated class a Web service.
Tool to process a compiled javax.jws.WebService annotated class and to generate the necessary classes to make it a Web service.
Tool to import a WSDL and to generate an SEI (a javax.jws.WebService) interface that can be either implemented on the server to build a web service, or can be used on the client to invoke the web service.
A Java SE tool and framework for processing annotations.
apt [-classpath classpath] [-sourcepath sourcepath] [-d directory] [-s directory] [-factorypath path] [-factory class] [-print] [-nocompile] [-Akey[=val] ...] [javac option] sourcefiles [@files] -s dir Specify the directory root under which processor-generated source files will be placed; files are placed in subdirectories based on package namespace. -nocompile Do not compile source files to class files. -print Print out textual representation of specified types; perform no annotation processing or compilation. -A[key[=val]] Options to pass to annotation processors -- these are not interpreted by apt directly, but are made available for use by individual processors -factorypath path Specify where to find annotation processor factories; if this option is used, the classpath is not searched for factories. -factory classname Name of annotation processor factory to use; bypasses default discovery process -d dir Specify where to place processor and javac generated class files -cp path or -classpath path Specify where to find user class files and annotation processor factories. If -factorypath is given, the classpath is not searched for factories.
The tool apt, annotation processing tool, includes a set of new reflective APIs and supporting infrastructure to process program annotations. The apt reflective APIs provide a build-time, source-based, read-only view of program structure. These reflective APIs are designed to cleanly model the Java programming language's type system after the addition of generics. First, apt runs annotation processors that can produce new source code and other files. Next, apt can cause compilation of both original and generated source files, easing development. The reflective APIs and other APIs used to interact with the tool are subpackages of com.sun.mirror.
An APT AnnotationProcessor for processing Java source files with javax.jws.* annotations and making them web services.
A part of JAX-WS that defines the contract between the JAX-WS RI runtime and Java EE.
A part of JAX-WS that defines the contract between the JAX-WS RI tools and Java EE.
The schema compiler.
A part of the JAXB runtime that defines the contract between the JAXB RI and the JAX-WS RI.