Web Services Metadata for Java

Web Services Metadata for Java platform is a Java programming language specification (JSR-181) primarily used to standardize the development of Web Services interfaces for the Java platform.

Using annotations from the JSR 181, you can annotate a Web service implementation class or a Web service interface. It enables developers to create portable Java Web Services from a simple Plain Old Java Object (POJO) class by adding annotations, and also helps in generating a Web service with a wizard or by publishing the service on to a server.

Some of the annotations specified by this JSR are:

Put simply, JSR 181 is a specification to define standard and portable Web Services. It offers the following benefits:

Latest version is 2.1 released on December 15, 2009[2]


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