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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: JSR-311 update
Date Tue, 13 Mar 2007 11:14:51 GMT

Thanks for the info...

THis may or may not be the same

On Mar 13, 2007, at 6:25 AM, Steve Loughran wrote:

> Justin Erenkrantz wrote:
>> On 2/15/07, Geir Magnusson Jr. <geir@pobox.com> wrote:
>>> I just got off the phone with Sun, and they will be making the
>>> changes Roy requested.  The JSR itself can't be changed during the
>>> voting period, but they will be advising the EC of the change in a
>>> note soon-ish.  We'll reference that in our vote, which will be yes.
>>> In terms of organizing who wants to participate, I want to come up
>>> with a list of volunteers.  So far, I have :
>>> Justin
>>> Craig - wants to participate, not lead
>>> Dims
>>> Steve (?)
>>> Did I miss anyone?
>> Any updates on this?  Any magic voodoo I have to perform?  -- justin
> sun have just released a 'Sun Web Developer Pack": http:// 
> developers.sun.com/web/swdp/
> one of its features is a: RESTful Web Services API (Early Access)
>  http://developers.sun.com/web/swdp/docs/OnePagerREST_APIs.html
> The development of RESTful Web services using the current APIs  
> (Servlet or JAX-WS) requires a great deal of boiler-plate code that  
> could usefully be provided by a container. In addition developers  
> are required to understand a great deal of information related to  
> HTTP in order to built services that work correctly with the Web  
> architecture. Sun Web Developer Pack ships with an Early Access set  
> of APIs and a runtime for components build using those APIs to  
> address this problem. The runtime undertake much of the HTTP- 
> centric functionality and only delegate to components as necessary.  
> This greatly simplify the development of RESTful Web services on  
> the Java platform by allowing the developer to concentrate on the  
> functionality of their service rather than having to deal with HTTP  
> minutiae.
> The APIs enshrine concepts from REST and promote a RESTful approach  
> to building services:
>     * Developers will write POJOs that represent a Web resource.
>     * Ease of development features are provided by use of Java  
> annotations that allow declarative specification of resource metadata.
>     * Input to, and output from, resource methods is in the form of  
> representations which encapsulate arbitrary Java data types
>     * The URI at which a resource is published/deployed is set  
> declaratively using a Java annotation
>     * Additional helper classes are provided as deemed necessary  
> during development of sample services
> The APIs is independent of deployment technology and will allow  
> services to be hosted as Servlets, JAX-WS endpoints and in the  
> lightweight Java SE HTTP server. Code will be provided to adapt  
> these containers to hosting of RESTful services developed using the  
> new APIs.
> ...
> I am very confused. Surely the purpose of JSR-311 was to come up  
> with these APIs? But Sun have just released an early access version  
> of the same APIs? How can that be, unless someone has worked out a  
> way to send emails backwards in time?
> -steve

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