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Blog Archive for bleonard during July 2007

So, REST based web services are simpler than SOAP, right? Then why's it so difficult to create a REST based web service in Java? Using tools I can crank out a SOAP based web service in seconds - not so easy with REST. But help is on the way. JSR 311: JAX-RS: The Java API for RESTful Web Services aims to simplify the process. Paul Sandoz, co-specification lead along with Marc Hadley, does a nice...
Selection lists (drop down boxes) are common to just about every web application. In this entry I extend the web log I've been building to include a category selection list. Setting Things Up I'm going to begin from where I left off in my previous post: An Introduction to Using AJAX with Rails. Alternatively, you can start from BlogDemoAJAX.zip, which is the completed project from that post...
The Rails framework comes bundled with the Prototype and Scriptaculous Javascript libraries. In this entry I'll introduce how to use those libraries in a Rails application. Setting Things Up I'm going to begin from where I left off in my previous post: Rails and Model Relationships. Alternatively, you can start from BlogDemoComments.zip, which is the completed project from that post. Test...