10.2. Generating and Running a Web Services Bundle


This section explains how to generate, build, and run a complete Apache CXF example as a bundle in the OSGi container, where the starting point code is generated with the help of a Maven archetype.


In order to generate a project using a Red Hat JBoss Fuse Maven archetype, you must have the following prerequisites:
  • Maven installation—Maven is an open source build tool from Apache. You can download the latest version from http://maven.apache.org/download.html (minimum is 3.x).
  • Internet connection—whilst performing a build, Maven dynamically searches external repositories and downloads the required artifacts on the fly. In order for this to work, your build machine must be connected to the Internet.
  • fusesource Maven repository is configured—in order to locate the archetypes, Maven's settings.xml file must be configured with the location of the fusesource Maven repository. For details of how to set this up, see the section called “Adding the Red Hat JBoss Fuse repository”.

Generating a Web services bundle

The karaf-soap-archetype archetype creates a project for building a Java-first JAX-WS application that can be deployed into the OSGi container. To generate a Maven project with the coordinates, org.fusesource.example:cxf-code-first-bundle, enter the following command:
mvn archetype:generate \
  -DarchetypeGroupId=io.fabric8.archetypes \
  -DarchetypeArtifactId=karaf-soap-archetype \
  -DarchetypeVersion=1.2.0.redhat-133 \
  -DgroupId=org.fusesource.example \
  -DartifactId=cxf-code-first-bundle \
  -Dversion=1.0-SNAPSHOT \
The backslash character, \, indicates line continuation on Linux and UNIX operating systems. On Windows platforms, you must omit the backslash character and put all of the arguments on a single line.
The result of this command is a directory, ProjectDir/cxf-code-first-bundle, containing the files for the generated bundle project.

Modifying the bundle instructions

Typically, you will need to modify the instructions for the Maven bundle plug-in in the POM file. In particular, the default Import-Package element generated by the servicemix-cxf-code-first-osgi-bundle archetype is not configured to scan the project's Java source files. In most cases, however, you would want the Maven bundle plug-in to perform this automatic scanning in order to ensure that the bundle imports all of the packages needed by your code.
To enable the Import-Package scanning feature, simply add the wildcard, *, as the last item in the comma-separated list inside the Import-Package element, as shown in the following example:

Example 10.1. Import-Package Instruction with Wildcard

<project ... >

Running the Web services bundle

To install and run the generated cxf-code-first-bundle project, perform the following steps:
  1. Build the project—open a command prompt and change directory to ProjectDir/cxf-code-first-bundle. Use Maven to build the demonstration by entering the following command:
    mvn install
    If this command runs successfully, the ProjectDir/cxf-code-first-bundle/target directory should contain the bundle file, cxf-code-first-bundle.jar.
  2. Install and start the cxf-code-first-bundle bundle—at the Red Hat JBoss Fuse console, enter the following command to install the bundle from your local Maven repository:
    JBossFuse:karaf@root> osgi:install -s mvn:org.fusesource.example/cxf-code-first-bundle/1.0-SNAPSHOT
  3. Test the Web serivce—to test the Web service deployed in the previous step, you can use a web browser to query the service's WSDL. Open your favourite web browser and navigate to the following URL:
    When the web service receives the query, ?wsdl, it returns a WSDL description of the running service.
  4. Stop the cxf-code-first-bundle bundle—to stop the cxf-code-first-bundle bundle, you first need to discover the relevant bundle number. To find the bundle number, enter the following console command:
    JBossFuse:karaf@root> osgi:list
    At the end of the listing, you should see an entry like the following:
    [ 266] [Active     ] [Created     ] [       ] [   80] JBoss Fuse Quickstart: soap (1.0.0.SNAPSHOT)
    Where, in this example, the bundle number is 266. To stop this bundle, enter the following console command:
    JBossFuse:karaf@root> osgi:stop 266