Monday, September 30, 2013

Using Spring MVC to create REST style services

We have been always using Apache CXF or Axis 2 to build web services, but recently I was pretty impressed with the simplicity with which we can create REST style services using Spring MVC. OOTB, Spring MVC integrates with Jackson (for JSON serialization) and JAXB (for XML serialization).

We just have to annotate our Spring Controller class with @RequestMapping and @ResponseBody attributes and let Spring handle the rest. The following links would provide more info on the same.

Using Spring MVC with Ext-JS MVC