One of the reasons why I wrote this article is my, rather unusual, encounter with a missing message body writer in a Jersey 1 test application. This problem of mine occurred during collecting of data to get a Jersey 1 performance baseline in order to see where Jersey 2 stands when compared to its predecessor. The problem is described at the end of this article because I think it’s pretty rare, but still not impossible :-), and not many of you will (hopefully) face it. But first I’d like to take a look at more common issues regarding missing providers and what you can do to solve them.
During our last sprint I was porting support for CDI injections for EARs that contain multiple JAX-RS web applications (WARs). This worked fine in Jersey 1 and it works on WebLogic but we didn’t have support for these kind of deployments directly in Jersey (which means that Glassfish was affected as well) until this very moment. I’d like to share some findings I’ve made while working on this task.
Jersey team has become more active in writing blog posts so I’ve decided to give it a try and publish a short summary of these posts and maybe something more at the end of each month. This first post focuses heavily on Jersey but I’d like to include interesting articles from more sources about the world of JAX-RS and REST services in the next months.
Sometimes you want to examine what impact would a new JAX-RS filter have on performance of your application. Whether your custom message body provider is as fast as you though or you simply want to find out the throughput of your JAX-RS resources or client instances. Recently we were looking into this area and we’ve created few utilities that may make your life easier if you want to write micro-benchmarks for JAX-RS applications.
We have released Jersey 1.19, the open source, production quality, reference implementation of JAX-RS 1.1. The JAX-RS 1.1 specification is available at the JCP web site and also available in non-normative HTML here.
For an overview of JAX-RS features read the Jersey user guide. To get started with Jersey read the getting started section of that guide. To understand more about what Jersey depends on read the dependencies section of that guide. See change log here.