Chapter 12. JAX-RS Web Services

12.1. About JAX-RS

JAX-RS is the Java API for RESTful web services. It provides support for building web services using REST, through the use of annotations. These annotations simplify the process of mapping Java objects to web resources. The specification is defined here: http://www.jcp.org/en/jsr/detail?id=311.
RESTEasy is the JBoss EAP 6 implementation of JAX-RS. It also provides additional features to the specification.
JBoss EAP 6 is 100% compliant with JSR 311 - JAX-RS.
To get started with JAX-RS and JBoss EAP 6, refer to the helloworld-rs, jax-rs-client, and kitchensink quickstart: Section 1.4.2.1, “Access the Quickstarts”.