Getting started with REST


REST, acronym for Representational State Transfer is coined by Roy Fielding to represent architectural style of networked systems. This is not a standard but an architectural style for an application that is based on different standards like HTTP, XML, URL, MIME types.  JAX-RS specification, JSR 311 defines a set of java APIs for development of RESTful web services and RESTful java application.  Sun Jersey, JBoss RESTEasy, Apache CXF provides implementation for JSR 311. In this article we will look at the steps needed to setup Eclipse IDE for developing REST application using Jersey. We will also write our first HelloWorld service. Continue reading