Programming REST Web Services with JAX-RS 2.0 - Wildfly / JBoss Developer Studio Training

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Course Description

This JAX-RS 2.0 training course covers the design principles of REST architecture along with the details of how to implement these services with JAX-RS 2.0. This will allow students who take the course to implement RESTful services using Java standards that will be portable to many different Java environments. --- Although many of the services in active use are SOAP or at least XML-based, an increasing number of services take a RESTful approach to data transmission. Representational state transfer (REST) is a style of software architecture that differs from the more traditional Remote Procedure Call (RPC) style of data transmission, instead emphasizing the importance of defining and retrieving representations of resources. --- This course uses the Wildfly server and Eclipse. Wildfly is the open source project for the JBoss Enterprise Application Platform and was renamed from JBoss Application Server (JBoss AS) for this version. Wildfly 8 supports Java EE 7 and JAX-RS 2.0, the version covered in this course.
Course Length: 2 Days
Course Tuition: $990 (US)


Experience with Java programming is required. Experience with Eclipse is useful but not required. An understanding of basic web architecture and the HTTP protocol. Prior experience with RPC-style services such as Web services, Java RMI, COM objects, etc. is helpful, but not required.

Course Outline

Chapter 1. REST Services
- Many Flavors of Services
- Understanding REST
- Principles of RESTful Services
- REST Resource Examples
- SOAP Equivalent Examples
- REST vs SOAP Communication
- More REST vs SOAP
- REST vs SOAP Summary
- Famous RESTful Services
- Additional Resources
Chapter 2. Introduction to JAX-RS
- The JAX-RS Specification
- New In JAX-RS 2.0
- The Resource Class
- Configuring JAX-RS for Deployment
- Implementing Service Versioning with Configuration
- A Bunch of Annotations
- @Path
- Using Path Parameters
- Path Parameters
- HTTP Method Binding
- More Complex Paths
Chapter 3. Other JAX-RS Data Injection
- Sources for Injected Data
- Query Parameters
- HTML Form Input
- Cookies
- Matrix Parameters
- HTTP Headers
- Default Values
- Parameter Conversion
- Parameter Encoding
- Custom Types
- Bean Validation
Chapter 4. Designing a RESTful Service
- Introduction
- The Design Methodology
- Ingredients of a Service Operation Interface
- What Constitutes a REST Resource
- Resource Identifiers
- MIME Types
- HTTP Methods
- Example Operation Interface Document
- Web Application Description Language (WADL)
- WADL Support
Chapter 5. JAX-RS Content Types
- Internet Media Types
- Common Media Types
- Use of Media Type in REST
- The @Consumes Annotation
- Content Negotiation
- The @Produces Annotation
- The MediaType Class
- Dynamic Content Negotiation
Chapter 6. Building Complex JAX-RS Responses
- HTTP Response Status Codes
- Introduction to the JAX-RS Response Class
- Using the Response and Response.ResponseBuilder Classes
- Building a Location for an Entity
- Returning Cookies
- Cookies in Response Headers
- Reading Cookies
- Returning an Exception
- ExceptionMappers
Chapter 7. Clients of JAX-RS Services
- Java Web Service Clients
- JAX-RS 2.0 Client Libraries
- JAX-RS 2.0 Client Example
- Client Instances
- WebTarget
- Building and Invoking Requests
- WADL Example
- JAX-RS Implementation Client Libraries
- RESTEasy Example
Chapter 8. Securing JAX-RS Services
- HTTP Basic Authentication
- Example Client
- The WWW-Authenticate and Authorization Headers
- Java EE Security Roles
- Integration with Web Container Security
- Java EE Security Annotations
- SecurityContext
- Restrictions Based on Content Type
Chapter 9. Hypermedia and REST Services (HATEOAS)
- Using Hypermedia
- Building Links and Targets
- Using Atom Links for State Transitions
Chapter 10. Caching and Asynchronous Interaction
- Caching and REST Services
- Approaches to Caching
- HTTP Cache Headers
- Example: Conditional HTTP GET
- Conditional Updates
- Asynchronous Interaction
- Futures and Callbacks
- Server Asynchronous Response Processing

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