The Java API for RESTful Web Services (JAX-RS, defined in JSR 311) is designed to make it easy to develop applications that use the REST architecture. This chapter describes advanced features of JAX-RS. If you are new to JAX-RS, see Chapter 13, “Building RESTful Web Services with JAX-RS,” in The Java EE 6 Tutorial: Basic Concepts before you proceed with this chapter.
JAX-RS is part of the Java EE 6 full profile. JAX-RS is integrated with Contexts and Dependency Injection for the Java EE Platform (CDI), Enterprise JavaBeans (EJB) technology, and Java Servlet technology.
The following topics are addressed here: