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RESTful Web Service using tomcat

thilsen kumar
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Joined: Jul 10, 2007
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Hi,
I am new to web services. I want to create RESTful Web Service using java based application with using tomcat.

What are the technologies i need to use to create a simple application?

Thanks & Regards,
thilsen
Ulf Dittmer
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Well, REST *is* the technology, and the Jersey library (on dev.java.net) is the reference implementation of the JAX-RS API (which is the standard Java API for RESTful web services). Jersey comes numerous code examples ranging from the simple to the complex. You don't need anything else besides its various support libraries to use it in a web app.


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thilsen kumar
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Joined: Jul 10, 2007
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Hi Ulf Dittmer,
Thank you very much for your reply. Yes i found sample in jersey.
i downloaded jersey, executed sample /hello and /contacts.
then what is use of WADL here, how can i use WADL in this..

Thanks & Regards,
thilsen
Ulf Dittmer
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WADL lets you build clients for RESTful services by describing its interface. It's the same idea that's behind WSDL for SOAP services.
 
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