REST API JSON Example using Jersey 2 and Media Moxy- RESTful Web Services Tutorial

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REST API JSON Example :- In this tutorial, we will learn to produce JSON response using Jersey 2 and Media Moxy.

Media Moxy is used to convert java object to JSON response. Jersey 2 libraries does not contains Media Moxy libraries, so there is a need to add Media Moxy related dependency in pom.xml file of your project.

Let’s try to understand it with an example.

Example :-

Book.java

Create a bean class “Book” with few class members. This class will be used as an entity to send a response to client in JSON format.

public class Book {

  private String id;
	
  private String name;
	
  private String authorName;
	
  private int volumeNumber;
	
  public String getId() {
    return id;
  }
	
  public String getName() {
    return name;
  }
	
  public void setName(String name) {
    this.name = name;
  }
	
  public String getAuthorName() {
    return authorName;
  }
	
  public void setAuthorName(String authorName) {
    this.authorName = authorName;
  }
	
  public int getVolumeNumber() {
    return volumeNumber;
  }
	
  public void setVolumeNumber(int volumeNumber) {
    this.volumeNumber = volumeNumber;
  }	
	
}



Dependency

Add one dependency in pom file of your project. This dependency is required by jersey library to convert your bean class in to JSON format and vice versa.

<dependency>
    <groupId>org.glassfish.jersey.media</groupId>
    <artifactId>jersey-media-moxy</artifactId>
    <version>2.26-b03</version>
</dependency>

In this example REST API JSON Example, we will hit this URL <base URL>/books/1 to get the book resource of id 1. To get a response in JSON format, we will annotate the method with @Produces annotation with APPLICATION_JSON MIME media type.

import javax.ws.rs.GET;
import javax.ws.rs.Path;
import javax.ws.rs.PathParam;
import javax.ws.rs.Produces;
import javax.ws.rs.core.MediaType;
import javax.ws.rs.core.Response;

@Path("books")
public class JSONExample {

  @GET
  @Produces(MediaType.APPLICATION_JSON)
  @Path("/{id}")
  public Response getAllBooks(@PathParam("id") String bookId){
    Book book = new Book();
    book.setId(bookId);
    book.setName("Harry Potter");
    book.setVolumeNumber(1);
    book.setAuthorName("J. K. Rowling");
    return Response.status(200)
		   .entity(book).build();
  }
	
}



Result :-

REST API JSON Example

References :-

  1. @Produces Java Docs

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