Thursday, February 14, 2013

Maven plugin for JAXWS tools, again!

Back in March 2010 I wrote about our JBossWS Maven plugin for running JAXWS tools (wsconsume and wsprovide). The plugin allows embedding tools' invocation into user Maven projects, so that given a wsdl contract you can e.g. automatically generate stub classes and interfaces for a ws endpoint you want to implement or for an endpoint you want to build a client for.
Yesterday I cut a micro 1.1.1.Final release of the plugin (, which is available on the usual JBoss Maven repository. You're welcome to go and try it.
On that purpose, I've written a small sample project showing how a user project can actually use the wsconsume plugin. It's available on the wiki, have a look and see how easy it's to use it! :-)

Monday, February 11, 2013

WS testing... Wise is back!

Wise is an interesting project with the aim of simplifying webservices invocation. One of the possible usecases it enables is quick testing of WS endpoints without the need of generating and compiling client stubs or directly writing SOAP / XML messages.

I've spent some time lately on this topic and finally cut a new release of Wise including a web gui. This runs of top of JBoss AS 7 and is hence based on JBossWS. Consider having a look, to me it's a convenient tool when it's time to test WS services (especially for business quality acceptance) and you don't want to get your hands dirty with code or xml (or you're not expected to do that, perhaps because you're a business quality engineer ;-) )

Wise Web GUI - Invoking a test endpoint