Creating a simple REST service in XPages

Monday, August 28, 2017 10:18 PM UTC

This evening I encountered this question on twitter:

The answers were clear and so was mine: don't try to mimic XML or something using an Agent. Use a Custom REST Service instead.

The principle is very simple: create an XPage, place a REST service component on it and point it to a custom service bean which you have to create as a Java class. This Java class has to extend the CustomServiceBean class and to incorporate the renderService method which should generate an output. This output nowadays should be a JSON response.

I set up a simple example NSF to demonstrate how this works here

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