Thursday Feb 09, 2012

A status on JAX-RS 2.0. Early Draft.

With the Early Draft of JAX-RS 2.0 review period closed for a little while now, here's Arun's walk through the technology's new and improved features.

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The Client API seems to be a very popular feature and one that seems pretty stable at this point. Filters and Handlers is another set of new features enabling interception of requests and responses while Hypermedia, a founding principle for REST, is better supported. JAX-RS 2.0 also offers the ability to validation parameters with BeanValidation, introduces asynchronous processing (returning Future objects on the client side) and finally better connection negotiation. Read all about it here.

JAX-RS has become an important component of the Java EE platform and the cloud theme going forward is only making it even more relevant. Check out this earlier post for Marek's (co Spec Lead on JAX-RS 2.0) take on where the JSR stands.

GlassFish 3.1.2 RC3 is here

GlassFish 3.1.2 Build 21 is now available and flagged as RC3.
Get it while it's hot, it may be the final build if we don't run into major issues. We've never been so close to a final 3.1.2 release! (do I sound like a broken record or am I just excited that this great release is finally here? ;)

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