The example code that I have included uses GlassFish 3.1.1 with Jersey 1.11 and was developed using NetBeans 7.1 RC2. The data is from the default sample database included in NetBeans. Here is the code: jsonp-database.zip
The YUI2, YUI3, and jQuery libraries are provided by Yahoo and Google CDN. This is a further example of a truly RESTful application where the application is provided as a mashup of multiple web resources.
Yahoo User Interface (YUI) is an incredibly well developed UI framework for the web. The DataSource implementation is easy to use and is extremely adaptable. It is also very stable, and Yahoo eats its own dogfood like Google so it is battle tested. YUI3 is the next generation code, and the DataTable implementation includes a number of new features.
Jersey provides the heavy lifting. In all of the examples I provide the data in a variety of formats, but I focus on providing both JSON and JSONP. JSONP allows us to use have cross-domain capabilities. The code also demonstrates how to use Jettison to encapsulate POJOs. The best part is that the data can be tested not only using your browser, but can also be tested using
curl. This provides a very simple visual means of verifying data.
So what does it look like... look at the images below. The results speak for themselves.
|YUI2 DataTable using JSP|
|YUI3 DataTable with JSONP and JAX-RS (Jersey)|
Now for the most important part, how do you get here.
CustomerFacadeRESTclass is the most interesting. The JSP and HTML pages have the details of how to use the various YUI DataSources along with jQuery. I will not print the pages out, and suggest that you simply download the code and examine it.
Here is the code: jsonp-database.zip