Learn how to design and develop SOAP and RESTful web services using the Apache CXF framework. This course flattens the learning curve with practical examples to take you from novice to expert in easy steps.
About This Book
Design and develop web services using contract-first and code-first approaches
Publish web services using various CXF frontends such as JAX-WS and Simple frontend
Invoke services by configuring CXF transports
Create custom interceptors by implementing advanced features such as CXF Interceptors, CXF Invokers, and CXF Features
The first practical guide on Apache CXF with real-world examples
Who This Book Is For
This book is for developers who want to design and develop SOAP and RESTful services using Apache CXF framework and leverage various CXF features for service development. It is ideal for developers who have some experience in Java application development as well as some basic knowledge of web services, but it covers some of the basic fundamentals of web services and REST to get you acquainted with these technologies before using these concepts to develop services using the CXF framework.
What You Will Learn
Become familiar with the different features of Apache CXF architecture and set up the CXF environment
Develop a simple web service using CXF-based Spring configuration
Build a web service using contract-first and code-first approaches in simple frontend APIs such as JAX-WS
Create dynamic web service clients by using various CXF frontend APIs
Develop web services with different transports by configuring various CXF transports such as HTTP, HTTP(S), JMS, and CXF Local
Create RESTful services that support JSON and XML as the message formats
Develop services with features such as Interceptors by implementing advanced CXF features
Attain configuration and dependency management by integrating web services with the de facto Spring framework
Unit test POJO services in a stand-alone environment as well as promote applications to the Tomcat container for production ready deployments
Speed-start developing web services by using CXF tools effectively
Basics of Spring framework and IOC container for readers who are not acquainted with Spring framework
Apache CXF framework helps you to develop a standards-based programming model and also provides a flexible deployment model for deploying web services. Developing SOAP and RESTful applications can be made easy by using Apache CXF framework. However, getting started with developing web services using the Apache CXF framework is not easy.
This is the first book that gives details on how to use the Apache CXF framework for developing SOAP and REST web services. It is a hands-on practical guide that simplifies working with CXF framework as it covers all major aspects with real-world examples. The chapters cover the various CXF features in detail and each has systematic steps with practical, simple examples to implement these features on your web services.
The book introduces the Apache CXF framework and its features such as Frontend API, Data Bindings, Transports, Spring-based configuration, and CXF tools. It also has chapters on SOAP and RESTful services. It will help you create RESTful services that support XML as well as the widely accepted Java Script Object Notation (JSON) format. It explains the components of CXF architecture that help developers customize the Apache CXF framework to suit the target application. The book covers both code-first and contract-first approaches for service deployment. You will see how to develop services in a flexible deployment model offered by CXF, unit test them in a stand-alone environment, and finally promote them in an application server environment.
The instructions in this book will help developers to build their application according their requirements by using any of the frontends supported by Apache CXF framework. The various CXF frontend APIs covered in this book provide a wide variety of options in developing and deploying your application.
The book introduces some advanced concepts such as Interceptors and features that will add extra capability to your service component. It will help you take advantage of different transport features offered by the CXF runtime such as HTTP, HTTP(S), and JMS protocols.
Style and approach
This book provides a quick start in developing web services using the open source Apache CXF framework. Each chapter uses illustrations from an Order Processing Application and all the code examples are built using the ANT tool. These practical, simple, and easy-to-work-with illustrations are accompanied by step-by-step instructions.
As a developer you can take advantage of these practical scenarios to understand the CXF framework and also make use of them in real-life applications. After reading this book, you will be able to develop and deploy services using the CXF framework.