Using real POJOs (without JAXB Annotations) as transfer objects with JAX-RS

Are you annoyed that you have to annotate your POJOs with @XmlRootElement, so they can be used with JAX-RS? If your using Jersey as JAX-RS implementation your lucky: Just add to the <servlet> tag in your web.xml the following snippet: <init-param> <param-name>com.sun.jersey.api.json.POJOMappingFeature</param-name> <param-value>true</param-value> </init-param> After restarting your servlet, your POJOs are marshalled to JSON as a charme. Enjoy!

December 1, 2011 · 1 min · admin

Building a JSON web service with Java and Axis2

It is said that in Java usually the easiest things are the hardest. The following is a nice example as it took me some time to figure out how to do it. I wanted to build a simple URL request based web service in Java that returns an JSON object. Yes, you can do that with a simple Servlet too, the advantage of using Axis2 is that you can also call your deployed services using SOAP without any configuration changes....

January 23, 2009 · 2 min · admin