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RESTful Java Web Services by Jose Sandoval

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Chapter 6. The Restlet Framework

In this chapter we study the Restlet framework, and implement our sample web service in two of the framework's latest versions.

The Restlet framework was among the first Java frameworks developed that adhered to the REST philosophy. There were others, but Restlet found a solid following because of its ease of use and 100% Java compatibility. It's developed by a French web consulting firm, and the framework is now an open source project. At the time of this writing, the official released version is Restlet 1.1, with Restlet 2.0 still under development.

At the end of this chapter, you'll have enough information to implement web services in both versions. And if you already have a Restlet 1.1 web service and want to ...

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