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A Tip on Using JAX-WS with Maven

Posted by ramapulavarthi on January 18, 2008 at 3:08 PM PST

A tip on Using Maven with JAX-WS is available as Enterprise Java Technologies Tech Tips. You can find more Enterprise Java Technical Tips that are posted every month here. In this tip, I talk about using JAX-WS Maven plugin to build Web Services.

The JAX-WS Maven Plugin is developed as part of the jax-ws-commons project, where useful plugins and extensions around the JAX-WS RI are collected. This tip explores the JAX-WS maven plugin's two goals wsimport and wsgen and shows it with a simple sample. In this tip, I used NetBeans 6.0 to walk through the programming model for Web Services development using Maven. Netbean 6.0 has good support for Maven making it easy for developing web applications and deploying on to GlassFish server with a few mouse clicks.

Though NetBeans 6.0 has good support for Maven, it does n't support Web Services development using Maven directly. I heard NetBeans guys are working on improving the support in this area so that you can get Maven based Web Services project instead of ant based Web Services project. Then some of the configuration steps explained in the tip will not be necessary. I am eagerly waiting for it.

If you are a command-line person, I plan to post a similar tip on using Maven CLI to build Web Services using JAX-WS maven plugin and deploy on to a container using Cargo Plugin. If you have any questions on using the plugin, please post them to users@metro.dev.java.net

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