Release 1.0 of WebDAV Support for JAX-RS
The WebDAV Project has just published the first binary release of "WebDAV Support for JAX-RS". Just two months after coding the first pieces, the team provided a library that fits nicely into the JAX-RS eco system and provides complete WebDAV 1.0 compatibility.
With "WebDAV Support for JAX-RS" you can implement RESTful WebServices which go beyond the limits of simple CRUD. For example, using this library, you easily get a frontend for your application that is browsable by current desktop file managers, like Windows' "Explorer". Your application looks like a file system to the user, what allows to invoke server side actions by simply dragging files around -- even with no additional client software installed.
This release also completes the process of migrating the code from being a Jersey module to being a standalone project. From now on, "WebDAV Support for JAX-RS" really can be used with any JAX-RS implementation, without any dependencies on the Jersey project. This opens the project to a larger user community.
While "WebDAV Support for JAX-RS" already implements WebDAV 1.0 completely, there is a lot of open work to do for the next releases, like WebDAV Versioning support etc. So even if you are currently satisfied with the features of 1.0, it might be interesting for you to come back from time to time and check out the latest additions.
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