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REST based Web Service

Rajkumar balakrishnan
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Hi ranchers,

I need to learn REST based Web Service to work with Spring. Will someone please provide me some link for some good starters for that. I've read a couple of it and didn't quite get it.

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Ivan Krizsan
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Which web service stack do you want to use?
Apache CXF can do RESTful web services and works well with Spring. In fact, Spring is used internally in Apache CXF:
RESTlet is a small and flexible framework for developing RESTful web services. Works very well with Spring:
Jersey, the JAX-RS reference implementation, also has Spring integration:
JBoss RESTEasy also has Spring integration:

For the sake of simplicity, I would advice you to take a look at RESTlet. There are tutorials and documentation on their webpage.
With RESTlet you can develop stand-alone RESTful web services that does not need any container to run. The others may also be able to do this, but I have only done it with RESTlet.
Best wishes!
Rajkumar balakrishnan
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As you say, for the sake of simplicity, i choose RESTlet. Thanks a ton for the information Ivan.
I agree. Here's the link:
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