soapUI - Testing JAX-WS Web service in NetBeans

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Java API for XML Web

(JAX-WS) provides a complete API to develop and invoke Web

services over multiple transports (for example HTTP).

NetBeans IDE provides first-class

support for


a JAX-WS based Web service. The missing piece is

functional/compliance/load testing of the Web service. That's where

soapUI helps.

soapUI is free and open source desktop application for invoking (feature
) and testing of Web services over HTTP. It comes with a
NetBeans plugin that
provides all the functionality from within the IDE to develop and test a Web
service. After you
install the plugin
, follow

this screencast
to learn how to create functional and load tests for a JAX-WS
Web service.

Thanks to Alexis for the pointer!



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Comments ( 9 )
  • vivek Monday, July 16, 2007
    SOAP UI is also mentioned in JAX-WS User Guide as part of 'Usefult Tools in your Toolbox", see: https://jax-ws.dev.java.net/guide/Useful_tools_in_your_toolbox.html
  • Aniceto Perez Tuesday, July 17, 2007
    I've been using the WS client generator for some time. Version 5.5.1 of NB changed it so some applications working as client of IIS web services ceased to work. The WS returned two values: one string as return value and another string through a byref parameter. The WS call is not performed.
  • Arun Tuesday, July 17, 2007
    Aniceto, Can file a bug at netbeans.org ?
  • guest Saturday, August 4, 2007
    I've tried sometimes to file a bug but I haven't be able.
    Try to generate a web service client reference to this service
    either with JAX-WS or JAX-RPC.
    That webservice works fine called from VB.NET.
    After trying to create it twice, each time for JAX-WS or JAX-RPC, the NB6M10 wizard didn't let me to select the JAX version; combo box became disabled, even after deleting both web service client references.
    This also happens with NB 5.5.1 and 5.5. In fact, sometimes both JAX versions are available and sometimes not.
    Best regards,
    Aniceto Perez
  • guest Saturday, April 19, 2008

    HR testing for the web services

  • HR Saturday, April 19, 2008

    HR testing for java web services soap UI

  • Sowmya Sunday, October 5, 2008

    Hi, I had doubt regarding SOAP UI.

    I have a WSDL file generated using AXIS webservices and using the same wSDL can i able to test using the JAX web services. Please suggest is there any way to do this in SOAP UI or any alternate options.

    Thank you

  • guest Ramesh Friday, January 27, 2012

    Hi Arun,

    This is Ramesh from Hyderabad.

    how to create a WSDL for the above URL?

    I trying for create the wsdl path but in soapUI Logs an error with a message "Error loading [http://nrweb.au.com/uggsavenue/]: org.apache.xmlbeans.XmlException: org.apache.xmlbeans.XmlException: error: Reference to undefined entity: nbsp"

    this would be happen while i am creating the path.

    Please explain how to create the path.

  • guest Monday, January 30, 2012

    Please ask your question at soapUI forums.

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