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Restful Java with Jax-RS

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Learn how to design and develop distributed web services in Java using RESTful architectural principals and the JAX-RS specification in Java EE 6. With this hands-on reference, you'll focus on implementation rather than theory, and discover why the RESTful method is far better than technologies like CORBA and SOAP.

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Paperback, 314 pages
Published December 4th 2009 by O'Reilly Media (first published November 10th 2009)
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Murray Cumming
Aug 24, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tech
This is a perfectly competent overview of JAX-RS but it is a little verbose and can be repetitive like API reference documentation. Annoyingly, its code examples are always followed by text explaining what the code did, even when that is blindingly obvious. I always prefer code with inline comments.

Similarly, you can learn most of this just by exploring a well-commented example project, because JAX-RS is a rather straightforward framework. I think the ideal JAX-RS documentation would just be a w
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Although I had earlier worked on web services, but I was looking for some book which will give me more depth and understanding on web services.

I tried some other books Java Web Services (Martin Kalin), RESTful Web APIs (Leonard Richardson)
but really liked this book for its simplicity and examples for each topic.

It start with giving you theoretical understanding of the REST concepts, and then move on to examples.

A really nice book to read to get started and jump into REST.

Though I read it once,
Frank Palardy
Feb 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: java-jvm
From what I recall a basic book, but good explanation of the subject
Aug 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: work-related
Book was resourceful. It is good for beginners and intermediates.

Principles of REST architecture are simple in first read but if you have worked with servlets before, then it will add to the confusion. I think if author has given some better examples in the book, might have helped me more. I re-read some chapters to understand the concepts better.

Concepts were explained in detail with examples. I find the topic Asynchronous JAS-RS and HATEOAS a little confusing and explanation didn't help much,
Dec 24, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: making-things
This is just a quick write up for now -- I plan to write a more thorough review of this later. While I do have some quibbles about some of the things Burke did not cover in this book or that he glossed over, I would say that this is a must read for anyone working with webservices in the Java world. It is far more complete and comprehensive than any of the tutorials available on JAX-RS and made me aware of a lot of capabilities I had failed to uncover in previous investigations.
Jun 07, 2011 rated it liked it
Good to begin with REST concepts and JAX-RS fundamentals. May not be very helpful for advance implementations.
Feb 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Easy, practical and comprehensive.
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A fantastic overview and one of the better Java books I've ever read.
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