I want to test my web service/web method not by using SOAP but with Junit or other framework. The first solution that I have founded is to create stub of my project and use a client to call this method; but what I want to do, is not to use a client, but directly call my webmethod inside my project; I am using maven and the project is on Jenkins, so with Jenkins I want to test my test method. I have try this to call a webmethod:

private Report reportBean = new Report();
HttpSession mockedSession = mock(HttpSession.class);
public void injectMockEntityManager(){
    EntityManager entityManager = mock(EntityManager.class);
    reportBean.emReport = entityManager;
    Functions fnct= mock(Functions.class);

public void testReport() throws WSException {
    reportBean.getReport("myReport", new Date(), new Date());

The Report and Functions class is @Stateless, and in Report I use @EJB to call the functions class, what I have see is every time I call a method that is in a EJB like functions.getElement return null, so there is an alternative to call the web method without use a client like I have explained at the beginning or not ? thanks

  • Have you written unit tests?
    – Robbie Dee
    Apr 18, 2017 at 11:48
  • no, integration test Apr 18, 2017 at 12:34
  • Then how can you be sure the web methods even work unless they're a very thin layer?
    – Robbie Dee
    Apr 18, 2017 at 12:38
  • Sorry @Robbie Dee I don't understand your question,what do you mean with " unless they're a very thin layer?" Apr 18, 2017 at 12:44
  • You should really be writing and executing unit tests before integration testing. The exception might be where you have a very thin layer that itself calls another layer. By "thin", I mean that all that web method does is call a method in another layer.
    – Robbie Dee
    Apr 18, 2017 at 12:58

1 Answer 1


You can test your "Report" by making it webservice independant through a java interface like this:

public interface ReportApi {
    void getReport(String templateName, Date orderDate, Date printDate);

// webservice independant implementation of ReportApi
public ReportImpl implements ReportApi {
    public void getReport(String templateName, Date orderDate, Date printDate) {
        // ... generate report

// thin WebService wrapper around some ReportApi implementation run on the webserver
public ReportWebService extends SomeWebServiceBaseClass implements ReportApi {
    private ReportApi reportImplementation;
    public ReportWebService (String serviceUrl, ReportApi reportImplementation) {
        this.reportImplementation = reportImplementation;
    public void getReport(String templateName, Date orderDate, Date printDate)  {
        this.reportImplementation.getReport(templateName, orderDate, printDate);

// thin wrapper for WebService-client used by the client to call the WebService functionality
public ReportWebServiceWrapper extends SomeWebServiceBaseClass implements ReportApi {

All your report consumer needs to know is the interface ReportApi.

For integration testing you can directly use new ReportImpl() instead of new ReportWebServiceWrapper().

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