First Release in Spring Web Services 2.0 Cycle
A first milestone of Spring Web Services 2.0 is now available to download.
This is the first milestone release in the 2.0 release cycle and doesn't contain any new features, although it does introduce usage of Spring's OXM and a Java 5 API. This milestone also updates spring-ws Maven POM to use correct Spring artifactId values and merges core and core-tiger modules.
Spring Web Services aims to facilitate contract-first Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP) service development. Contract-first, is where the developer starts with the Web Services Description Language (WSDL) contract, and uses Java to implement that contract.
Spring Web Services 2.0 is due in the second quarter of 2010.