Web Services Development Support
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NetBeans IDE supports Web services standards from Java EE 7, Java EE 6 and Java EE 5, including
the JAX-WS 2.2, JAX-RS 2.0, and JAXB 2.2 web service standards. You can
work with GlassFish Server Open Source Edition, Oracle Weblogic, Apache
Tomcat, JBoss, and many more. The code completion functionality
includes annotations that you can use in your web services.
RESTful Web Services
The IDE assists you in creating (JAX-RS 2.0)
RESTful web services from JPA entity classes and patterns, or even
directly from a database. RESTful web services are available to wrap
entity beans and provide easy CRUD functionality.
For Java EE 7 and Java EE 6 RESTful web services, the IDE uses JAXB annotations in
the entity classes and EJB session facades for the service classes.
This removes the need for converter classes and generates simpler code.
You can also use facades for Java EE 5 RESTful web services.
The IDE can generate EE 5 RESTful services with JPA Persistence API controller classes
instead of generating converter classes.
Started with RESTful Web Services
SOAP-based Web Services
Use the Web Services wizards and Web Service Visual Designer
to create and develop web services from Java classes or WSDL files.
The IDE provides tools to work with Web Service annotations (Web Services Metadata for
Java). Java classes annotated with @javax.jws.WebService annotation
are automatically recognized as web services in a project. The IDE
provides support for the JAX-WS
2.2 runtime in various features, such as the Visual Designer or Web
Service Customization editor. With NetBeans IDE 7.2 the Visual Designer
support is extended to Maven projects.
Convert SOAP based web services to RESTful service resources
by using the action available in the web service node. Use the Web
Service Customization editor to create asynchronous web service
Started with JAX-WS Web Services
Web Service Clients
The IDE also supports testing and building client
applications that access web services. Generate code for
client stubs from WADL. You can also generate RESTful Java clients in
Java Web and Java applications for services registered with NetBeans
IDE. NetBeans IDE comes with several widely used services already
registered, such as Flickr and Twitter.
Use the Services tab to easily create server-side mash-up
applications, and add services from their web service descriptor files
(WSDL or WADL). Drag and drop service operations into a POJO, Servlet,
JSP, JSF, or PHP page, and the IDE will generate the access code.
JAX-WS Web Service Clients
Access Web Services
Mobile Web Services
Use the Web Service Manager to access popular RESTful Web
APIs provided by Google, Facebook, Yahoo, flickr, Amazon, Twitter and
many more. You can also access SOAP-based web services, e.g.
Web Service Interoperability Technologies (WSIT) are directly
available from the Web Services Designer. Use the Metro 2.0 (JAX-WS 2.2) support
in GlassFish to help you build interoperable, transactional,
reliable, and secure web services.
Advanced Web Services Interoperability
Write applications that access web services directly from a
JSR-172-enabled phone. Write code that uses the Wireless Connection
Bridge to access web services and other server-side data on any device
from MIDlets via servlets.