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Help to learn REST web services

 
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Hi all,

I am trying to learn REST web services. But it seems to use annotations every where. Is there any implementation of Rest framework without using annotations
 
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You may try to use Spring. Don't sure if the same applies to REST stuff as well, but usually Spring lets you to use both annotations and xml config files to build your applications.

Personally I prefer by far java frameworks using annotations instead xml or other textual property files, bu that's a matter of taste.
 
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The Jersey site has many examples and introductory material. (Jersey is the reference implementation of the JAX-RS REST API.)

You should come to terms with using annotations; there really is no way around them with modern Java APIs. Why would you want to avoid them?
 
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Thank you for your reply Claude Moore and Tim Moores ,

Actually, in our application till now we used SOAP webservice without annotations and learned exact flow.
Same flow I want to learn without annotations.

can some one please proivide website or any document to learn
 
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There isn't much of a flow to learn, as REST WS are conceptually and implementation-wise much simpler than SOAP WS. Take the advice and learn to use JAX-RS via its annotations as it is meant to be used.
 
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Thank you Tim,

We have started working on rest. Below is the imports we are using.
In eclipse when I configure the coresponding jar files in Build path, Eclipse is not showing any errors.

import javax.ws.rs.Consumes;
import javax.ws.rs.POST;
import javax.ws.rs.Path;
import javax.ws.rs.Produces;
import javax.ws.rs.core.MediaType;
import javax.ws.rs.core.Response;

When we are building with Ant it is showing error "package javax.ws.rs does not exist".
Please can some one shade a light on it.

 
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That sounds like the JAX-RS jar files have not been added properly to the classpath. If you run Ant with the "-verbose" switch it'll print out the classpath it uses for compilation. Make sure the JAX-RS API is included in that.
 
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