A Little REST with JAX-RS 2.0 and Java EE 7--A JEE Conf Session

The JEE Conf session A Little REST with JAX-RS 2.0 and Java EE 7 is online. This time I focussed on lesser known aspects and also answered most common FAQs from my projects and http://workshops.adam-bien.com/.

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Posted by John Clingan on May 31, 2014 at 07:30 PM CEST #

I've seen some good server side JAX-RS examples, but no client side JAX-RS in your blog. Since it's a conversation between two sides, wouldn't it be nice to post a 5min video showing a java client side example? Please?

I'm loving your 1 hour long videos, because they feel 1/2 hour long!

Posted by Matheus on June 19, 2014 at 10:27 PM CEST #

Arun Gupta talking about client side JAX-RS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pU6yWyo5Yo&t=11m42s

Posted by Matheus on June 23, 2014 at 12:01 AM CEST #

Hi Adam,

you mentioned to think in Resources instead of actions when using REST ("booking/cancellation" instead of "booking/cancel"). But what, if there is no resource?

Example: I want the server(!) to send a test mail. So one could say, the mail is the resource, but not the client but the server creates this "ressource". You can also think, that the test RESULT is the resource. In this case, it is straight forward to do a get on "mailserver/testresult". But this URL does not express, that the GET makes the server to send a test mail.

Example2: You want the server to make a database backup. Here it is clear: The Backup is the ressource. But again: Not the client but the server generates the ressource and I don't see, how this could be expressed with URLs.

And last: Only the http actions "GET" and "POST" are widely accepted. Other actions (like PUT or DELETE) make trouble from time to time because of restrictive firewalls and protection software.

What do you think?


Posted by Frank on July 25, 2014 at 08:00 AM CEST #

The link to the java mag is dead. I found a new one hosted by credit-suisse:


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