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Eclipse WTP bonus feature - Web Services Explorer

posted under category: CFEclipse on March 27, 2006 by Nathan

Something I just found today and felt the need to share with everyone, it's the web services explorer tool that comes with the Eclipse WTP. Wow, I've been looking for one of these (well, many others exist, but this is great, it's built into my favorite IDE, and it's free).

So, how do you get to it? Go to the Run menu and hit "Launch the Web Services Explorer." This runs a JSP container on a random local port. Make use of the icons on the top right (I will mostly be using the WSDL page).

It's weird that I spend most of my days in this program and I'm still finding cool, new stuff. Plus some people look at me like an expert. In reality, I'm figuring this all out as I go, just like you.

Nathan is a software developer at The Boeing Company in Charleston, SC. He is essentially a big programming nerd. Really, you could say that makes him a nerd among nerds. Aside from making software for the web, he plays with tech toys and likes to think about programming's big picture while speaking at conferences and generally impressing people with massive nerdiness and straight-faced sarcastic humor. Nathan got his programming start writing batch files in DOS. It should go without saying, but these thought and opinions have nothing to do with Boeing in any way.
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