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kamal krishna bhatt
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Hi i am new to REST, i am trying to develop an application in which we need to use REST with spring framework i want to ask should i go with using WSDL with this as we do for SOAP applications or does spring framework provides something similar.
I also need to expose the methods to different client applications with SOAP we do it using WSDL, how to proceed with spring and rest.
I know WSDL can be used with REST as well but i want to know if there is ant standard way while using REST with spring framework.
Bill Gorder
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SOAP and REST are very different. You will find REST is much simpler. It also has great support in Spring 3.x. Have a look these links to get you started.

http://www.baeldung.com/2011/10/25/building-a-restful-web-service-with-spring-3-1-and-java-based-configuration-part-2/
http://blog.springsource.org/2009/03/08/rest-in-spring-3-mvc/
http://blog.springsource.org/2009/03/27/rest-in-spring-3-resttemplate/

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