|Java API for XML Web |
Services (JAX-WS) provides a complete API to develop and invoke Web
services over multiple transports (for example HTTP).
NetBeans IDE provides first-class
invoking a JAX-WS based Web service. The missing piece is
functional/compliance/load testing of the Web service. That's where
soapUI is free and open source desktop application for invoking (feature
list) 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
Thanks to Alexis for the pointer!