Ten Basic Steps to Creating a Web Service in JBuilder 7 with the Web Services Kit for Java 3

By: Christopher Moeller

Abstract: Walkthrough for getting started with Web Services in JBuilder 7

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Ten Basic Steps to Creating a Web Service using JBuilder 7 with WebServices 3


This document assumes that you have already installed the Web Services Kit for Java 3. If you have not yet downloaded this product, you may obtain it from the following location:



1. File | New Project | Finish

This step created a default project.

2. File | New | General |JavaBean | OK | select the"Generate Sample Property" checkbox | OK

This step created a basic JavaBean.

3. Right-click the "Bean1.java" in the Project Pane, and select "Rebuild"

This step rebuilt the JavaBean.

4. Right-click the "Bean1.java" in the Project Pane, and select "Export class as a Web Service" | Finish

This step created a .wsdl file and all of the generated classes.

5. File | New | Web Services | SOAP Server | OK | & enter a name for the Web Service and the directory that you would like to place it. (ex. Name: Axis, Directory: Axis) | OK | Finish

This step created our Web Services Server (Tomcat is the default).

6. In the Project Pane, expand the "<name>_generated" package tree and open the "Bean1ServiceTestCase.java" so that it is displayed in the Editor.

This step displayed the Service Test Case in the Editor.

7. In the following method, add the line of code shown below in bold:

public void test1Bean1ServicePortGetSample() {

untitled17_generated.Bean1ServicePortType binding;
try {

binding = new untitled17_generated.Bean1ServiceLocator().getBean1ServicePort();

catch (javax.xml.rpc.ServiceException jre) {

throw new junit.framework.AssertionFailedError("JAX-RPC ServiceException caught: " + jre);

assertTrue("binding is null", binding != null);

try {

java.lang.String value = null;
value = binding.getSample();

catch (java.rmi.RemoteException re) {

throw new junit.framework.AssertionFailedError("Remote Exception caught: " + re);



This step will allow the Test Case to output data to the console for testing.

8. Next, in the Project Pane, expand the Web Node to expose the Index.html inside the Root directory | Right-click it and choose "Web Run using Web Services Server"

This step started the Web Services Server.

9. Once the Server has finished starting, in the Project Pane, right-click the "Bean1ServiceTestCase.java" and choose, "Run Test using Defaults"

This step started the Service Test Case.

10. Notice in the Message Pane, that under the "Test Heirarchy" tab (top), you should see all three tests pass (green checkmarks) and if you switch to the "Test Output" tab (bottom), you should see "Sample" as the output. This verifies the functionality of the Webb Service, and concludes this walkthrough.

This step verified that the service worked.


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