Creating and Invoking a Web service using GlassFish in NetBeans, IntelliJ, and Eclipse - Part 1
supported in NetBeans, IntelliJ
IDEA and Eclipse.
I'm starting a 3-part blog that will explain my experience in developing,
deploying and invoking a Web service in each of these IDEs. Today, I start with
I'm using NetBeans 5.5.1
for the experiment purpose but these features are available NetBeans 5.0
onwards. Here are the steps that I followed.
- Install GlassFish: Before you begin, make sure a GlassFish
instance is configured in NetBeans. If not, then it can be added by
right-clicking on "Servers" in the "Runtime" tab and
selecting "Add Server
"and picking the directory
location where GlassFish is installed. I configured GlassFish
- Create a project: Create a new
Web application project by selecting "File", "New Project
Take all the defaults.
- Add a Web service: Right-click on the project name and select
"New", "Web Service ...". Take the defaults
and just specify the package name. Click on "Finish" button. The
IDE creates a template Web service and adds a new Web services node to your
- Add an operation: Expand the Web service node and select the newly
created Web service. Right-click and select "Add Operation" as shown
- Implement the logic: Implement
the business logic, in this case returning a simple concatenation of
strings "Hello " and the parameter.
- Deploy the Web service: Right-click on the project and select
- Invoke the Web service: Once deployed, as reported in the Output
window, right click on Web service name in the Projects tab and select
"Test Web Service". This brings up a web
page in your default browser to test the Web service. You can view the
WSDL of the Web service by clicking on "WSDL File" link and invoke
it by entering a value in the text box. The result
page shows you the result of Web service invocation and SOAP request and
These steps are described in NetBeans help after I searched on "web
service from Java" in the bundled help. Googling
for this term (along with NetBeans) gave me Create
a Web Service Using NetBeans 5.0 IDE and Consume the Service with Sun Java
Studio Creator 2 IDE and Web Services
Support in the NetBeans IDE. Both the links contain the appropriate
content and provide all the information required for a newbie to get started.