The Spring Reference preaches to use contract first and would be ideal for new projects.
How about projects which are already coded and which now need to be deployed as web services?
In what order of steps would you guys proceed?
And why would that be different... You still have to create the webservice and as such are still in control of your contract (more or less). Your webservice is just a thin layer above your service layer (like Spring MVC)...
I was thinking there would be another process where I would get the WSDL generated from the Java codes (as would be the case with AXIS2).
But would you suggest, that I follow the same steps as in Chapter 3 of the reference?