In December 2009 I talked about getting a RESTful web service up and running using Spring 3.0.0.RC3. Since then Spring has had 3.0.0.RELEASE and 3.0.1.RELEASE. One of these releases caused my code example from this post to fail, so I’ve re-worked it and tested with Spring 3.0.1.RELEASE. Continue Reading »
Update:See this post for an updated code example that works with Spring 3.0.1.RELEASE.
If you’re reading this then you’re probably aware that the new Spring 3.0 release will have REST support (If you’re not familiar with REST here is a nice intro). In this article I’m going to describe the basic steps required to quickly get a RESTful XML web service going using the latest Spring 3 release candidate (3.0.0.RC3). In future follow-up articles I will describe how to switch between JSON and XML using selectors and how to use the Spring REST Template to read RESTful web services.
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