CXF on IBM WebSphere 7 – Deployment Pitfalls

Just recently I deployed CXF enabled application on websphere 7 and came across many issues. The issues were not with respect to configuration problems but were mostly related to the classes used internally by CXF (version 2.1, I guess) framework. Surpizingly these issues dont pop-up on JBoss server (Its like saying, hey look my code works on my machine, I dont know what went wrong with yours, it simply doesn’t kick. Heard that a lot in college days 😉