If you’re running Notes 8 and starting to look into composite applications (CA) you’ll need a tool to edit WSDL files unless you’re the notepad-type. Even I is getting past that point and starting to resort to GUI editors so maybe you should to. Fortunately for us all there is no need to look further than your favorite IDE (which is even more true after Notes 8 has been released).
In Eclipse the WSDL editor is provided by the Web Tools Platform (WTP) Project which can easily be installed on top of the standard free Eclipse IDE. I used Eclipse 3.3 but you might as well use Eclipse 3.2 or even 3.1 I think.
Installation is as easy as 1, 2, 3:
- Add a remote update site to http://download.eclipse.org/webtools/updates/
- Once prompted for the components to install select “Web Standard Tools (WST)” feature in the “Web Tools Project (WTP)” category (see screenshot)
- Install and sit back and wait while the installation runs to completion
To show of the WSDL editing capabilities of the Eclipse editor I created a simple WSDL file with two math functions (add and subtract) as shown below.
Afterwards I imported the WSDL file into a Java web service in Domino Designer but it could as well have been LotusScript. Nice ha?