[Jersey] Re: ReST question

From: Jason Lee <>
Date: Mon, 06 Feb 2012 11:36:41 -0600

You might look at the Hypermedia examples in the Jersey docs. They deal
with workflow situations that seem to be similar to yours:

On 2/6/12 10:22 AM, Noah White wrote:
> This is more of a general ReST question then Jersey specific but I am implementing things with Jersey so I thought I'd post it. Let's say I have 3 objects
> Class Foo
> Class Bar
> Class Baz
> and I want the workflow involving the three to look like so:
> Update property A on Foo to some new value
> Delete Bar if a Bar
> Update a property on Baz
> One approach I have seen taken in similar circumstances is something like so:
> PUT some new value to /resource/foos/{id}/property
> which Redirects to a DELETE /resource/bars/{id}
> which Redirects to a PUT some new value to /resource/bazs/{id}
> The problem I have is that I need the workflow to occur in a single transaction. I could easily do something like:
> PUT some new value /actions/reset/foos/{id}/propery
> And have that endpoint handle the entire workflow in 1 TX but that's more RPCish behavior then ReST like.
> Thoughts? Thnx,
> -Noah

Jason Lee
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