April 3, 2011, 8:43 a.m.
posted by maxidax
This overview has provided you with a 10,000-foot view of JAX-RPC so that you can get a handle on what it is, and on the different programming models it defines. The next six chapters will go into detail about the programming models, message handlers, SAAJ, and the mappings from WSDL and XML to Java. You don't need to read every chapter in this part of the book unless you want to understand all the capabilities of JAX-RPC. Simply pick a topic that's of interest and go from there. I do recommend, though, that you read Chapter 10: JAX-RPC Service Endpoints and Section 12.1: Generated Stubs, because these are the programming models you are most likely to use when you first start developing JAX-RPC solutions.