Friday, March 16, 2012

Catalog support for WADL client generation

I have just been fixing a few bugs in the WADL client generator that I have been working on recently. In particular one bug relates to being able to control the server the client uses at deploy time. (WADL-44)

So for example you have a standard packaged ?ar file that contains a client to a production service, in order to run automated testing you want to be able to use the same archive; but redirect the request to an internal server. Using a deployment plan, for example, you can update or introduce an extra deployment descriptor called META-INF/jax-rs-catalog.xml.

Only the base URI for each root resource in the WADL is updated; but this should be enough for most cases. (Would be interested to hear where people though this was limiting). This simple example redirects the client from a production service to a qa server.

<catalog xmlns="urn:oasis:names:tc:entity:xmlns:xml:catalog">
  <uri name=""

If you want to play with this you are going to have to check out the tip of the WADL client project for the moment; but in the coming weeks it will be part of the 1.1.2 release. Feedback always welcome.