Posts tagged REST

Did You Know? Asynchronous REST Requests and Responses with Java EE and MicroProfile

Java EE 8 fully supports asynchronous handling of REST requests and responses, on both client and server side. This is useful to optimize throughput of an application or even when adopting reactive principles. MicroProfile type-safe REST client API also supports this concept to allow you to call REST services asynchronously with a much more straightforward way with plain Java interfaces.

Payara Platform on Microsoft Azure: Accessing SQL Databases

Microsoft Azure provides fully managed Cloud SQL databases for use by your Azure hosted cloud services. Payara® Micro is built to be the best runtime for Cloud Native Java EE and MicroProfile applications. Here’s how to rapidly create a REST web service that retrieves data from an Azure SQL Database and returns it as JSON.

Consuming a REST Service

A REST Service in Java EE can be created using JAX-RS. The contents of such service can be consumed using ordinary HTTP requests to a URL. URLs are typically kept simple and have a logical pattern, so it's easy to type them manually in e.g. a browser. This is different from SOAP, which essentially uses HTTP as well, but is designed to be rather complex and therefor making it not so easy to quickly test something in a browser.

 

Securing a REST Service

If you're building a REST service, then that REST service will expose some kind of data or will allow some kind of interactions with a server. For instance, consider a Facebook REST service that allows you to retrieve your chat history. Naturally you don't want just anyone looking at that history, hence the need for security.

 

REST Monitoring in Payara Server

The Payara Server 173 release includes a technical preview of an upcoming REST Monitoring Service, which is a new service which exposes JMX monitoring MBeans over HTTP. One big problem with JMX is that JMX monitoring uses RMI (Remote Method Invocation), which can lead to a few nightmares if, for example, you have a firewall which blocks connections over RMI ports. The REST monitoring service in Payara Server now provides a service which will be very familiar to users of Jolokia in that it makes this monitoring data available over HTTP, making the data available in a more standard format (JSON) and accessible over a standard HTTP connection.

Using Hibernate 5 on Payara Server

Hibernate is the object/relational mapping tool that handles mapping of Java classes to relational tables and Java types to SQL data type. It’s a well-known framework in the Enterprise Java eco-system since it’s being actively developed for the last 16 years.

With this article, I’m going to show the ways of using Hibernate inside a sample application – source code available here – and deploy it onto Payara Server. I will be using the latest version of Hibernate, which is 5.2.10.Final at the time of writing.