JAX-RS the Java API for RESTful Web Services is a Java programming language API specification that provides support in creating web services according to the Representational State Transfer (REST) architectural pattern. JAX-RS uses annotations, introduced in Java SE 5, to simplify the development and deployment of web service clients and endpoints.
From version 1.1 on, JAX-RS is an official part of Java EE 6. A notable feature of being an official part of Java EE is that no configuration is necessary to start using JAX-RS. For non-Java EE 6 environments a small entry in the web.xml deployment descriptor is required.
This course will guide you through the steps in creating powerful RESTful web services using the Java official API.
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- Setup a Java development environment using Java 8, Eclipse & Tomcat 9 on your computer
- Create a new maven project & add the necessary library dependencies for creating your first JAX-RS web service
- Code your web services to respond with different MIME types
- Handle errors
- Create web services that support CRUD operations
- Test your Java web services with the Postman Chrome extension
- Build and deploy web services