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Web Services

JAX-RS Endpoints in the Project Explorer

JAX-RS Endpoints in the Project Explorer

In the Project Explorer, the JAX-RS Web Services displays information about the JAX-RS endpoint paths based on Application, Resources and Resource Methods as found in your application.

Content Assist

Retrieve @Path parameters for @PathParam values

Content Assist

The JAX-RS tooling provides you with Content Assist proposals for @PathParam values.

Validation

Customize the problem levels

Problem Level Customization

Validation will check your use of JAX-RS annotations to see if it follows the JAX-RS specification. You can customize the problem level and set a given problem type to Error, Warning or Ignore.

JAX-RS 2.0 Interceptors and Filters

Name Binding Navigation

For user-defined name binding annotations you can navigate to the associated Application, Resources and Resource Methods that have the same user-defined annotation.

Integration with m2e-wtp

Easy setup

Project Facets

When importing a Maven project that uses JAX-RS, the JAX-RS functionality are automatically enabled. No need to manually configure your project.

Web Service Tester

Invoke JAX-WS and JAX-RS Endpoints

Web Services Tester

The Web Service Tester allows you to test your JAX-RS or JAX-WS Endpoints from within Eclipse. Select a JAX-RS Endpoint and select Run As>Run on Server or Debug As>Debug on Server to deploy your application on a server and open the Web Service Tester view. The location will be prefilled with the JAX-RS endpoint template, and when hitting the 'Run' button, a dialog will prompt you with parameter values to use.

Web Service Project Creation

Create a JAX-WS Project

Sample Web Service wizard

The Generate a Sample Web Service wizard enables you to create a JAX-WS web service template in an existing Dynamic Web Project. Simply specify the project, web service name, package name, and class name. Select File→New→Other, expand the Web Services folder and click on the Create a Sample Web Service option. Then, specify an existing Dynamic Web Project and the other required settings to generate the template.

REST projects

Create a JAX-RS Project

Sample RESTful Service wizard

The Generate a Sample RESTful Web Service wizard enables you to create a JAX-RS web service template in an existing Dynamic Web Project. Simply specify the project, web service name, package name, and application class name. Select File→New→Other, expand the Web Services folder and click on the Create a Sample RESTful Web Service option. Then, specify an existing Dynamic Web Project and the other required settings to generate the template.

Create Webservices

Using JAX-RS or JAX-WS

Simple Web Service wizard

The Simple Web Service wizard also enables you to create a web service template project in Eclipse using either JAX-WS or JAX-RS. Select File→New→Other, expand the Web Services folder and click on the Simple Web Service option. Then, specify an existing Dynamic Web Project and the other required settings to generate the template.

Web Service from a WSDL Document

…​or Java Bean

Web Service wizard

The Web Service wizard enables you to create a web service project from an existing WSDL or Java bean class in an existing Dynamic Web Project. Select File→New→Other, expand the Web Services folder and click on the Web Service option. See the JBoss SOAP Web Services User Guide for additional information.

Web Service from WSDL

Creates client and service

Web Service Client wizard

The Web Service Client wizard enables you to generate a web service client from an existing WSDL. The code for the client and web service are created as well as a code sample calling the client. Select File→New→Other, expand the Web Services folder and click on the Web Service Client option.

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