Chapter 20. Examples for Chapter 7

In Chapter 7, you learned how to create complex responses using the Response and ResponseBuilder classes. You also learned how to map thrown exceptions to a Response using a javax.ws.rs.ext.ExceptionMapper. Since most of our examples use a Response object in one way or another, this chapter focuses only on writing an ExceptionMapper.

Example ex07_1: ExceptionMapper

This example is a slight modification from ex06_1 to show you how you can use ExceptionMappers. Let’s take a look at the CustomerResource class to see what is different:

src/main/java/com/restfully/shop/services/CustomerResource.java

@Path("/customers")
public class CustomerResource {
...
   @GET
   @Path("{id}")
   @Produces("application/xml")
   public Customer getCustomer(@PathParam("id") int id)
   {
      Customer customer = customerDB.get(id);
      if (customer == null)
      {
         throw new NotFoundException("Could not find customer "
                                      + id);
      }
      return customer;
   }

   @PUT
   @Path("{id}")
   @Consumes("application/xml")
   public void updateCustomer(@PathParam("id") int id,
                              Customer update)
   {
      Customer current = customerDB.get(id);
      if (current == null)
        throw new NotFoundException("Could not find customer " + id);

      current.setFirstName(update.getFirstName());
      current.setLastName(update.getLastName());
      current.setStreet(update.getStreet());
      current.setState(update.getState());
      current.setZip(update.getZip());
      current.setCountry(update.getCountry());
    }
}

In ex06_1, our getCustomer() and updateCustomer() methods threw a javax.ws.rs.WebApplicationException ...

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