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RESTful Java Web Services by Jose Sandoval

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Chapter 7. RESTEasy: JAX-RS

In this chapter, we implement the web service requirements we outlined in Chapter 4, RESTful Web Services Design, with the RESTEasy framework. RESTEasy is not only a RESTful framework, but is also JBoss's umbrella project that provides other frameworks to build RESTful web services. As part of the REST facilities, RESTEasy fully implements the JAX-RS specification. Subsequently, we only look at how we use RESTEasy to implement RESTful web services. At the time of this writing, the released version is 1.1GA.

Getting the tools

If you have already downloaded and installed Java's JDK and the Tomcat web server, you only need to download the JBoss's RESTEasy framework. Nevertheless, the complete list of the software needed ...

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