I use CURL for debugging my REST endpoints every now and then if I don’t want to use Postman or DHC clients. I usually like to copy paste results / statistics from command line into emails to my colleagues. This gives them a plain jane command which they can use to test themselves as well as compare their results with mine. The following article has some good pointers on how to use CURL and some very practical examples have been provided.
I recently received a couple of REST Web Service endpoints where the implementation technology was not Java. So I had to either rollout my own object and then rely on the object mapper to map the JSON to Java or come up with an approach to generate the relevant POJO file. On a little bit of looking around I found out the following two links for generating Java Code from JSON.
The POJO generated were decent and got the job done. I didn’t have to write the POJO myself and the code generated by these websites did the job well.
Another link recommended in the posts comments.
http://www.freecodeformat.com/json2pojo.php (Thanks Daniel)
One of the best explanation of the restful web architecture on the net can be found here. The concept of expanding the design from a null architecture is simply mind blowing.