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  • 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.
Finally, the book mentions various tools that help developers creating web services as well as creating Java and JavaScript-based web services clients which invoke a real-world .NET web service. These tools are standard batch files that can be easily executed from the Windows command shell by following the instructions in the 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
Page Count 336
Course Length 10 hours 4 minutes
ISBN 9781847195401
Date Of Publication 2 Dec 2009


Naveen Balani

Naveen Balani works as a Software Architect with WebSphere Business Services Fabric (WBSF) Product out of IBM India Software Labs, Mumbai. He has over 9 years of industrial experience and has architected and implemented large scale BPM solutions. He started working with Web Services way back in 2001 and proposed the first MVC web services-based pattern ( in 2002. He is a Master Author with IBM developer works having published over 60 publications. He has co-authored books on Spring framework (published by Wrox) and Multiple IBM Redbooks on WebSphere Business Services Fabric and BPM 6.2 Product deployments.

Rajeev Hathi

Rajeev Hathi is a senior technology consultant specializing in J2EE architecture and design. He has more that 10 years of industry experience in the area of design and development of J2EE-based projects. He has attained various professional certifications in Java that include SCJP, SCWCD, SCBCD, and SCEA – Part 1. He has written several articles on Java and DB2 for IBM developerWorks portal. His hobbies are music and sports.