Dice Service does not auto deploy on WLS 10

I really wanted to see if WLS 10 would auto deploy the Dice Service WAR file just as easily as the OC4J, JBoss and Glassfish containers did. Since my early J2EE days (I started developing with Tengah WebLogic before BEA bought the small San Francisco based company) WLS has been a platform of choice for me. However, I have found that the Dice Service does not automatically deploy on WLS like it does on the other platforms.

The deployment error is:
weblogic.application.ModuleException: [HTTP:101216]Servlet: “DiceServicePort” failed to preload on startup in Web application: “WebServices.war”.
javax.servlet.ServletException: Servlet class: ‘soastation.jaxwsdice.Dice’ does not implement javax.servlet.Servlet

This will require some investigation, perhaps running through some of the WLS JAX-WS examples to find out what it’s real dependancies are. Watch this space.

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