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Help needed in creating a webservice using REST

 
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Hi Guys,

I have created a sample webservice using eclipse plugin and AXIS. Now i have to convert this sample application to use REST. Please help me with some sample application/code to develop a sample REST Webservices.

Thanks in advance.
 
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Go to jersey.dev.java.net (Jersey is the JAX-RS reference implementation). It has lots of examples, tutorials and other documentation.

REST is rather different than SOAP, though, so it'll be more of a reimplementation than a conversion.
 
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Thanks Burnham
i need to implement using AXIS 2. But this is JAX-RS. can i get some thing related to AXIS and Rest webservices
 
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Axis doesn't support JAX-RS, but it does support some form of REST.

It doesn't make sense to use Axis for REST services; I advise to go with Jersey (or some other JAX-RS implementation) instead.
 
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Thnks Burnham, will talk to my superior about this. But it is the requirement that we should develop REST webservices using AXIS
 
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The last time I looked, AXIS handled REST style calls by way of a Kludge which created a local SOAP request, executed it, and passed the result back as the REST result. Naturally all that SOAPing consumes time and memory, slowing up a simple REST action.

Now - that was some time ago, maybe AXIS has a clean way of really doing REST, but if I were you I would look into the details.

Bill
 
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