There is some great information over at Geertjan's Blog on how to hit the ground running with Netbeans, CXF and Maven. Geertjan is a Netbeans evangelist and has an incredible insight into everything Netbeans.

How to Consume REST in a Java Client

You can download Netbeans 8 here: https://netbeans.org/community/releases/80/

Here is a quick run through on how to set up TomEE. We will use one of the existing examples for this demo. Let's import it.

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Click 'Open Project'.

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It's time to add our local TomEE server. Click 'Tools' and then 'Servers'.

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Select 'Apache Tomcat'.

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Select your local TomEE directory.

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It's time to run it. Click the play button.

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Select 'Apache Tomcat'.

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Give it some time. It's building your application.

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Done. Your server is up and running.

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