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Restlet in Action: Developing RESTful web APIs in Java by Jerome Louvel, Thierry Templier, and Thierry Boileau

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Appendix B. Installing the Restlet Framework

The goal of this appendix is to help you install the Restlet Framework and get started with it, from a tooling perspective. We describe several ways to retrieve the framework artifacts, called distributions. We guide you through the basic installation and usage steps for major IDEs, showing in detail how to run a first Restlet program.

We also review recommended testing tools and illustrate their basic use with Restlet. This provides an opportunity to focus on the key task of debugging Restlet-based programs.

B.1. Restlet distributions

The Restlet Framework is composed of a core module that depends only on Java SE, plus a set of extensions that generally depend on third-party libraries. Initially, ...

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