REST Tooling Project


This is the project page for REST tooling support in !NetBeans. REST stands for Representational State Transfer. It is an architectural style for building distributed systems. This project is meant to provide support for building RESTful web services using the API and infrastructure provided by Sun Web Developer Pack (SWDP).


  • Lead: Peter Liu
  • Developers: Peter Liu, Nam Nguyen, Ayub Khan
  • QE: Jaroslav Pospisil, Lukas Jungmann
  • Documentation: Geertjan Wielenga



Competitive Analysis - Here is a short competitive study on Oracle's JDeveloper which provides some REST support.

Brainstorming Ideas - Here are some ideas from our brainstorming session.

Implementation Ideas - Here are some ideas how we can implement REST tooling.

Default Mapping of Entities to Resources

JavaOne Demo Use Case Document

Future Enhancements

VWP + StrikeIron Demo Article

Creating a Partner Web Services Module

WADL Designer

Useful Links

You can download the latest binaries here.


Second Generation Web Services - A good article by O'Reily explaining the power and beauty of REST.

How to Create a REST Protocol - Yet another article by O'Reily on the steps required to create a REST protocol.

-- Main.PeterLiu - 27 Feb 2007

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