We are to start on new Admin module. Typical activities would be around user creation, roles management, permission etc. We have server side written using ReST APIs. Client side we are evaluating GWT or Jquery.
The query I have around JQuery is if we are to use it, should we be using any web framework that would sit between JQuery and ReST code OR can we directly connect JQuery based UI with ReST? I've experience of JSF and some of the server side tasks such page navigation, backing bean population etc. were neatly handled by JSF framework. How should we handle such scenario when using Jquery + Rest. Is there any java based server side framework that JQuery support which we can use between JQuery and ReST? Thanks in anticipation.