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Fundamentals of Apache Web Services

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A Web service is a communication method between two devices over a network. Apache CXF is an open-source Web services framework. CXF helps build services using frontend APIs. These services use a variety of protocols such as SOAP, XML/HTTP, and RESTful HTTP. This course will cover an overview of the Apache CXF framework, using Apache Tomcat, and how to unit test RESTful services.

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Individuals seeking to further their understanding of Apache Web Services


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Fundamentals of Apache Web Services

  • start the course
  • describe what SOA is
  • describe Web services technologies
  • describe SOAP Web service specifications
  • describe the Apache CXF framework
  • describe what Maven is
  • describe what the Apache CXF bus is
  • describe what the Apache CXF data bindings are
  • describe what the Apache CXF transports are
  • create a Web service project with a Maven Archetype
  • identify CXF Eclipse tools
  • use Apache Tomcat
  • create a simple Web service
  • create a client
  • describe what a Contract-first Web service is
  • create a WSDL contract
  • identify parts of the XML schema
  • create a service implementation from the WSDL
  • create a service client from the WSDL
  • test services
  • describe what RESTful Web services are
  • identify the specifications for the JAX-RS Web services
  • create a RESTful Web service
  • invoke a RESTful Web service
  • register a RESTful service
  • perform unit testing on a RESTful service
  • describe how JSON message support is accomplished
  • use exception handling in CXF REST
  • recall how attachment handling is done in CXF REST Services
  • understand the fundamental concepts of Apache
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