There are a couple of WSDL interpreters already for Eclipse but they are very Java focused. Seeing as CFMX does all the hard work with regard to webservices, most of them are just overkill. The one I continue to find useful is the IBM's web tools platform (WTP).
WTP falls under the heading, "eclipse web tools platform project" and all the information you could want is available here: http://www.eclipse.org/webtools/
A quick tour of the features of WTP is available complete with screenshots.
Getting it installed for me was tough... RTFM is all I can say -- there are lots of dependent modules that you may not have in place if you are using Eclipse essentially for CF development. The WTP Getting Started Guide is a must read.
After some false starts I found the best way forward was to simply download the complete SDK for wach of the modules specified as pre-reqs -- don't be clever and think that the non-SDK library will bring you much joy. And don't use the Eclipse software management window -- just do it the old fashioned way :)
The XML tools that come with this bundle were a pleasant surprise... they really are very nice.
If CFEclipse plug-in developers are looking at making something more DWMX like I'd suggest having a look at WTP first. My understanding is that they are trying to put together a series of base services for web-app development. You should be able to leverage much of the work that has been done here to provide a dumbed down version of the tools available.
A concern with some of the tools is the overhead -- they fire an instance of TomCat and appear to do some local server-side processing, which again seems like a bit of overkill for what we're after.
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