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Build a RESTful Webservice in less than 5 minutes

There are quite some tutorials around about building and exposing a RESTful Webservice, but some of them are outdated and make you wade through complex dependencies and tinkering with deployment descriptors and web.xml files. 236 more words


Service Oriented Architecture (SOA)

Service Oriented Architecture or SOA is a design pattern. It is designed to provide services to other applications through protocol. It is a concept only and not tied to any programming language or platform. 9 more words


JAXB (Java Architecture for XML Binding)

JAXB (Java Architecture for XML Binding) is a Java standard that defines how Java objects are converted from and to XML. It makes reading and writing of XML via Java relatively easy.

JAX-WS (Java API for XML Web Services)

JAX-WS (Java API for XML Web Services) is a set of APIs for creating web services in XML format.

WSDL (Web Services Description Language)

WSDL (Web Services Description Language) is an XML format for describing web services and how to access them.

REST web service and a SOAP web service

  • REST supports different formats like text, JSON and XML; SOAP only supports XML.
  • REST works only over HTTP(S) on a transport layer; SOAP can be used different protocols on a transport layer;
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REST (REpresentational State Transfer)

REST (REpresentational State Transfer) is an architectural style by which data can be transmitted over transport protocol such as HTTP(S).

  1. REST is a stateless client-server architecture where web services are resources and can be identified by their URIs.
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