Web Services Invocation Framework (WSIF): Enabling Web services

The Web Services Invocation Framework (WSIF) is a WSDL-oriented Java API. You use this API to invoke Web services dynamically, regardless of the service implementation format (for example enterprise bean (EJB)) or the service access mechanism (for example Java Messaging Service (JMS)).

Using WSIF, you can move away from the usual Web services programming model of working directly with the SOAP APIs, towards a model where you interact with representations of the services. You can therefore work with the same programming model regardless of how the service is implemented and accessed.

If you want to know more about the issues that WSIF addresses, see Goals of WSIF.

If you want to know how WSIF addresses these issues, see An overview of WSIF.

To use WSIF, see the following topics...

For more information about working with WSIF, visit the Web sites listed in Web services... Resources for Learning.


See Also

Goals of WSIF
An overview of WSIF
Web services: Resources for learning