Screencast:Authenticating against the Force.com Web Services API using Java and Apache Axis
Authenticating against the Force.com SOAP API using Java and Apache Axis
This screencast shows how to authenticate against the Force.com SOAP API using Java and Apache Axis.
- The Integration page in the Technical Library has links to tons of resources.
- The Force.com SOAP API Developer's Guide contains the tutorial followed in the screencast, and is the definitive reference on the API.
- The Force.com IDE is the integrated development environment.
- Grab the Apache Axis toolkit - I used version 1.4.