When JAX-RS 1.0 was first unveiled back in 2008 it became one of the first POJO/Annoation based frameworks for creating robust web-based applications. Now five years later Java EE 7 has been released and it includes the latest JAX-RS incarnation, version 2.0. InfoQ takes a look at the new features.
Java Enterprise Edition version 7 is well under way. Late last month JSR 339 and JSR 349 were adopted by the public review ballot, making them the first two JSR's to be ratified. InfoQ spoke to Marek Potociar, JSR 339 co spec lead about the latest version of the RESTful Java API.
In a recent Zapthink article the author discusses why Java and JAX-RS 2.0 are not always appropriate for building RESTful services. Much has been said about the improvements in JAX-RS 2.0 but it is the Java object model which the author believes is at the heart of at least one of the problems, with REST being shoehorned into Java or vice versa.
Oracle filed the umbrella JSR for Java EE 7 last week, and the specification has now passed the initial review ballot stage. The overarching themes are emerging web technologies, cloud computing, and continued ease of use improvements including an overhaul to the JMS API. Elsewhere, JPA is scheduled to receive attention, and Oracle is talking about plans to revive the long dormant JCACHE JSR.
JAX-RS is the standard for RESTful services in enterprise Java. It has been finalised since 2008 and part of EE6 since late 2009, with several implementations. Over the past couple of years there has been a lot of implementation experience and now Oracle have announced that JAX-RS 2.0 is in the works, as well as giving an indication of their current thoughts. But are they missing anything?
In an effort to bring the expressiveness of ruby and the REST frameworks in Java, Charles Nutter makes the case for delevoping RESTful services in JRuby+Rails.
Today, the Akka team released version 0.7 of their actors framework for the Java Virtual Machine. Akka attempts to address future concurrency challenges with a solution relying on message based actors, software transactional memory and appropriate fault handling strategies. InfoQ talked to Jonas Bonér about the intent behind Akka, its current state and adoption, and future plans.
In a recent interview, Guilherme Silviera, the creator of the Restfulie project, took time out to answer some of our questions about his project, REST and some recent comments he made comparing and contrasting with JAX-RS.
InfoQ's recent post on REST-*.org, which covered the announcement of REST-* and some of the community response to it, has drawn many responses. Changes have also been made to REST-*.org as a result of some of the feedback. Infoq had a chance to interview Bill Burke, a lead for the REST-* initiative, to learn more.
The public draft of the Java EE 6 Platform specification has been published and will remain open for public review and feedback until the 23rd of Feb, 2009. Maybe the most notable part of this delayed draft is the Web Profile, which is first profile in the history of the Java EE platform.