Developing RESTful Web Services in Java

RESTful Web Service Development with Java

The Developing RESTful Web Services in Java training course provides students with an in-depth examination of how to build RESTful web services using the Java API for RESTful Web Services, or JAX-RS.

RESTful Web Service Development with Java begins with an overview of web services development in the Java EE platform, and then moves into creating web services using the JAX-RS API. Along the way, you’ll learn about the advantages and disadvantages of REST. You’ll also learn how to use common Java related APIs to build web services, including JAXB, JAX-RS, client JAX-RS, and JSON.

The Developing RESTful Web Services in Java training course assumes students are familiar with general web services concepts, XML, and have a proficient command of the Java and Java EE platforms.

Course Summary

Learn how to build RESTful web services using JAX-RS.
Experienced Java programmers looking to adopt the RESTful approach to web-service-based architectures.
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Hands-on training is customized, instructor-led training with an in-depth presentation of a technology and its concepts, featuring such topics as Java, OOAD, and Open Source.

Hands On help
3 Days
Productivity Objectives: 
  • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the REST architecture for web services
  • Use JAX-RS to develop simple RESTful services
  • Control dispatching to service methods based on URL, consumer type, and HtTP methods
  • Manage XML content using JAXB
  • Use JAX-RS to build clients
  • Understand how to properly handle exceptions within a RESTful web service
Developing RESTful Web Services in Java is part of the J2EE Training / Java EE Training curriculum.
All of our Java EE courses can delivered using Java EE 5, Java EE 6 or Java EE 7. The Developing RESTful Web Services in Java training course can be taught using the Java IDE - NetBeans, Eclipse, IntelliJ, etc. *and* Java EE Application Server (JBoss, Glassfish , WebLogic , WebSphere , Tomcat, etc.) of your choice.

What You'll Learn

In the Developing RESTful Web Services in Java training course, you’ll learn:

  • Overview of Web Services
    • Creating Service Oriented Architectures
    • Key Components of Web Services and SOA: HTTP, XML
    • WS-I Basic Profile
  • Web Services for Java
    • Creating Web Services with Java EE
    • Difference between JAX-WS and JAX-RS
  • Working with JAX-RS
    • Writing RESTful web services
    • Defining resources and sub-resources
    • Consuming data
    • Using Application and ApplicationPath
    • Resource locators
  • Working with Return Types
    • Simple parameter types
    • Specifying return types
    • Using JAX-B
      • Standard conversions
      • Custom conversions
    • Using Response objects
    • Using JSON
    • Working with non-standard types: Binary and Files
  • Handling Errors
    • WebApplicationException
    • Exception mappers
  • Writing Clients
    • Synchronous
    • Asynchronous
  • Server-side Asynchronous HTTP
  • Filters

Meet Your Instructor


Simon has over 15 years of experience defining, developing, and delivering software development training programs.

As a senior instructor and courseware developer for Sun Microsystems, Simon developed and delivered Java training courses for Sun Educational Services’ internal and external customers. While at Sun, he was a guest presenter at JavaOne, Java University, and other software trade shows. Simon’s most significant accolade was his work as the development lead in the design, development,...

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Michael is a practicing software developer, course developer, and trainer with DevelopIntelligence. For the majority of his career, Michael has designed and implemented large-scale, enterprise-grade, Java-based applications at major telecommunications and Internet companies, such as Level3 Communications, US West/Qwest/Century Link, Orbitz, and others.

Michael has a passion for learning new technologies, patterns, and paradigms (or, he has a tendency to get bored or disappointed with current ones)....

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Jean brings years of development experience into her teaching, making the learning experience practical for her students. Originally a Smalltalk developer, Jean has an expansive knowledge of object-oriented (OO) development, analysis, and design. Jean has worked in every stage of the software development process for a variety of businesses – from small non-profits, to government agencies, to global enterprises.

Jean was also one of the top instructors at Sun Microsystems in North America and Europe....

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Anil is a seasoned software engineer with over 16 years of Java development experience.

Anil started his career as a Unix programmer, slinging C-code, writing shell scripts, and teaching others how to use Unix back when Unix was still a toddler. Anil’s expertise in Unix, C, and C++ allowed him to become a member of Technical Staff at ATT / Bell labs. During his tenure at Bell Labs, Anil led the creation of software tools that simulated network traffic, in particular, cellular...

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Marnie brings 15 years of experience delivering programming related training. During that time she has taught for top-technology companies including: Sun (and later Oracle) certified Java classes, RedHat Certified JBoss administration courses, Spring Source Certified Spring and Hibernate courses. Her classes have run the gamut from introduction to programming classes to Java EE web services and much of the Java EE stack in between.

She has a passion for teaching, which is evident in her presentations and...

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Kito D. Mann is the Principal Consultant at Virtua, Inc., specializing in enterprise application architecture, training, development, and mentoring with JavaServer Faces, HTML5, Web Components, portlets, Liferay, and Java EE technologies. He is also the editor-in-chief of (, co-host of the Enterprise Java Newscast (, and the author of JavaServer Faces in Action (Manning). Mann has participated in several Java Community...

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