IBM Connections API tip – override Content-Type header

When working with the IBM Connections REST API all responses are returned with the application/atomsvc+xml Content-Type which makes it not show up natively in the browser (or at least in Firefox). A quick solution is the install the Force Content-Type extension and change the Content-Type to text/xml on the fly to make the result show up in the browser. Rules are quick and easy to define.

Knowledge path: RESTful web services

Found an excellent summary article on developerWorks called Knowledge Path: Build RESTful web services with Java technology. It has some very good information and links to articles split into 5 sections:

  1. Understand REST concepts
  2. Meet the Java API for RESTful Web Services (JAX-RS)
  3. Build RESTful applications with Java frameworks
  4. Combine REST with the Java Persistence API (JPA)
  5. Create RESTful web services with IBM WebSphere sMash

Great reads right there!