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Building RESTful Web Services with Java EE 8

By : Mario-Leander Reimer
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Building RESTful Web Services with Java EE 8

By: Mario-Leander Reimer

Overview of this book

Java Enterprise Edition is one of the leading application programming platforms for enterprise Java development. With Java EE 8 finally released and the first application servers now available, it is time to take a closer look at how to develop modern and lightweight web services with the latest API additions and improvements. Building RESTful Web Services with Java EE 8 is a comprehensive guide that will show you how to develop state-of-the-art RESTful web services with the latest Java EE 8 APIs. You will begin with an overview of Java EE 8 and the latest API additions and improvements. You will then delve into the details of implementing synchronous RESTful web services and clients with JAX-RS. Next up, you will learn about the specifics of data binding and content marshalling using the JSON-B 1.0 and JSON-P 1.1 APIs. This book also guides you in leveraging the power of asynchronous APIs on the server and client side, and you will learn to use server-sent events (SSEs) for push communication. The final section covers advanced web service topics such as validation, JWT security, and diagnosability. By the end of this book, you will have implemented several working web services and have a thorough understanding of the Java EE 8 APIs required for lightweight web service development.
Table of Contents (8 chapters)

Getting Started with Java EE 8

In this first chapter, you will learn why Java EE is a great platform for building lightweight state-of-the-art microservices. You will learn the latest advances in the different APIs of Java EE 8, with a focus on the more microservice-relevant APIs. You will then learn how to develop, build, run, and package your first microservice powered by Java EE 8.

This chapter includes the following sections:

  • Why is Java EE a good platform for microservices?
  • What's new in Java EE 8?
  • Getting started with Java EE 8 microservices
  • Containerizing Java EE 8 microservices using Docker