JSR 311 - Java API for RESTful Web Services

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JSR 311, the Java (TM) API for RESTful Web Services, has been submitted for a Review Ballot. Quoting from the submission:

This JSR will develop an API for providing support for RESTful (Representational State Transfer) Web Services in the Java Platform.

The Specification leads will be Marc Hadley (WADL, JAX-WS 2.0, W3C, ...) and Paul Sandoz (Fast Infoset, Fast WebServices, ...). Initial membership in the Expert Group is Apache, BEA, Google, JBoss, Jerome Louvel, Sun Microsystems, Inc and TmaxSoft, but others have already shown interest.

The RI for this specification will be done as part of the GlassFish community and will be available under Open Source license. We will make implementations and drafts available in a regular basis to encourage as much feedback as possible and thus ensure an API that is as useful as possible. For more details, check the JSR Submission.

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