JAX-WS Web Service Example Using Eclipse(STS)

In this tutorial , we will create hello world SOAP web service example in eclipse(STS). Eclipse (STS) provides good API for creating web services. Eclipse(STS) will do all work for you-creating WSDL, stub, endpoints etc.

Steps for creating web services in eclipse(STS):

1. Create new dynamic web project and name it "WebService".
JAX-WS Web Service Example Using Eclipse(STS)

2. Create new package named "com.dineshonjava.com"

JAX-WS Web Service Example Using Eclipse

3.Create a simple java class named "HelloWorld.java"
package com.dineshonjava.ws;

import javax.jws.WebMethod;
import javax.jws.WebService;
import javax.jws.soap.SOAPBinding;
import javax.jws.soap.SOAPBinding.Style;

 * @author Dinesh Rajput
 * Service Endpoint Interface

@SOAPBinding(style = Style.RPC)
public interface HelloWorld {
 String sayHelloWorld(String name);

4. Right click on project->new->web service

JAX-WS Web Service Example

5. Click on next.

JAX-WS Web Service

In service implementation text box,write fully qualified class name of above created class (com.dineshonjava.ws.HelloWorldImpl) and move both above slider to maximum level (i.e. Test service and Test Client level) and click on finish. You are done!! A new project named "WebServiceClient" will be created in your work space.

6. Click on next.



7. Start Server.


8. After clicking start server,eclipse will open test web service API. With this test API, you can test your web service.


Note: Sometimes we get the following exception when we creating Web Service using Eclipse or STS

IWAB0506E Error when copying Axis jar files to web project
        java.io.FileNotFoundException: /lib/saaj.jar
        at org.eclipse.osgi.framework.internal.protocol.bundleentry.Handler.findBundleEntry(Handler.java:44)
        at org.eclipse.osgi.framework.internal.core.BundleResourceHandler.openConnection(BundleResourceHandler.java:168)
        at java.net.URL.openConnection(Unknown Source)
        at java.net.URL.openStream(Unknown Source)

FileNotFoundException in Eclipse when creating a webservice


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