Traditional Web Apps And RESTful APIs

September 23, 2016

When we are building web applications these days, it is considered a best practice to expose all our functionality as a RESTful API and then consume it ourselves. This usually goes with a rich front-end using heavy javascript, e.g. Angular/Ember/Backbone/React. But a heavy front-end doesn’t seem like a good default – applications that require the […]


How To Provide Default Serialization Format With Spring MVC RESTful Services

November 9, 2012

Spring MVC allows you to serialize objects with @ResponseBody to any format – it has built-in converters for JSON and XML. However, even though your application may support both, you may need a default in case the Accept header is not set. Furthermore (this is a strange case, but we had it), you may want […]