RESTful Swing Client
Friday, March 27, 2009
Chapters 2 and 3 of my book cover RESTful Java clients. The term RESTful Java client
sounds fancier than it should be, as I already posted
a simple Java client that only requires about 5 lines of code to do everything. However, the value of web services is not connecting to them, but consuming the results--consuming results means doing something important with them.
For the later chapters, I get into the design and implementation of fully RESTful web services. Because of this, I will need something to test the code. The something is part of Chapter 2, for which I have created a generic RESTful test client that connects to any service that has a URI. Consequently, this small application can connect to any HTTP server.
Once the book is published, I will make all the code available in this site. For now, I will leave you with the screen shot that is in the book: