Representational State Transfer (REST) is a simple yet powerful software architecture style that is meant
for creating scalable web services. This book, RESTful Java web services, is a practical guide for
developing RESTful web services using JAX-RS and Jersey extension APIs.
The book starts off with an introduction to RESTful web services and assumes that the reader has no prior
knowledge of the RESTful architectural style. Each topic is explained with real-life use cases and code
samples. This approach helps the reader in easily translating the theories into solutions for many kinds of
real life use cases. In a nutshell, this is a practical guide on using JAX-RS and the Jersey framework
extensions to build robust RESTful web services; it is not just about the theory of REST.