In addition to the installation, build, and deployment steps, you can also run client-side code from the Ant environment. All of the targets for the pattern samples are available in the appropriate chapter. Before running the examples but after deploying new Web Services, you will want to populate some test data. You can do this with a simple client program that uses the Web Service business object collections. Use the populate target from the /java/WebServicesBook/bin directory as follows :
From here on out, the data is not often updated. To repopulate the data, drop the wsbook database and re-create it using the contextual menus from the MySQL administration console, discussed in the section "Installing MySQL." Then, run the buildtables Ant target as identified in the section "Building the Examples." Finally, rerun the populate target.